Gosse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gosse family

The surname Gosse was first found in Staffordshire where they acquired lands in 1130, after the Norman invasion.

Important Dates for the Gosse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gosse research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1202, 1205, 1327, 1359, 1400, and 1402 are included under the topic Early Gosse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gosse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gosse, Goss, Joss, Jose and others.

Early Notables of the Gosse family (pre 1700)

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Gosse migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gosse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Gosse and his wife settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1631
  • Christopher Gosse, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Christopher Gosse, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Frances Gosse, who arrived in Maryland in 1654 [1]
  • Joane Gosse, who landed in Maryland in 1654 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Gosse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Gosse, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 [1]

Gosse migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Gosse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Eliza H. Gosse, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Gosse (post 1700)

  • Bob Gosse (b. 1963), American film producer, actor and director
  • Richard Andrew Gosse, American Republican politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003 [2]
  • Charles Gosse (1849-1885), English-born, surgeon in the colony of South Australia, youngest son of surgeon William Gosse
  • Laura Sylvia Gosse (1881-1968), English painter and printmaker, daughter of Sir Edmund Gosse, member of the Royal Society of British Artists
  • Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), English poet, author and critic, son of Philip Henry Gosse
  • Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888), English naturalist, generally recognized as the inventor of the seawater aquarium
  • Gordon Leonard Gosse Jr. (1955-2019), Canadian politician, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia (2011-2013)
  • François Claude Gosse, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Peter Gosse (b. 1938), German poet, prose author and essayist
  • René Gosse (1883-1943), French mathematician
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) François Gosse. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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