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Gosselin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


The name Gosselin was spawned from the landscape of northern France known as Normandy during the Middle Ages. It comes from the personal name Gozzelin, which means the little god.

Early Origins of the Gosselin family


The surname Gosselin was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in ancient times.

Early History of the Gosselin family


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Gosselin Spelling Variations


There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Gosselin, Gosslain, Gossart, Gossei, Gossier, Gossiome, Gossuin, Gossin, Gosset, Gossiaux and many more.

Early Notables of the Gosselin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gosselin family to the New World and Oceana


France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Gosselin has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gosselin were

Gosselin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Gosselin, aged 21, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Gosselin, who settled in Barbados in 1635

Gosselin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gabriel Gosselin, who landed in South Carolina in 1756 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andreas and Barbara Gosselin, who settled in Charles Town in 1766

Gosselin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Gosselin, who arrived in New York in 1821
  • Felex Gosselin, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1899

Gosselin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emma Gosselin, aged 24, who settled in America from Cettavre, France, in 1912
  • Alfred Gosselin, aged 57, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1915
  • Georges Gosselin, aged 22, who landed in America from Bordeaux, France, in 1919
  • Berthe Gosselin, aged 42, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1920
  • Henri Gosselin, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States from Havre, France, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gosselin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Gabriel Gosselin, originally of Normandy, who settled in Champlain in the middle of the 17th century. He married Françoise Lelièvre in Quebec, the 18th of August, 1653

Gosselin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Dominique Gosselin, aged 45, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Gosselin (post 1700)


  • Robert Gosselin, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 42nd District; Elected 1998 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Antonio Gosselin, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for New Hampshire Governor's Council 3rd District, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Gosselin (b. 1929), prefect and a member of the French State Council, born in Argenteuil (Seine-et-Aise), married Jacqueline Fescher in 1955. In 1988, he was elevated to advisor to Michel Rocard (Prime Minister of France) and State Councillor
  • Gaston Gosselin (b. 1918), reporter and the director of a paper, the son of Victor Gosselin, a civil servant, and of Augustine Roussel. Honored officer of the Legion of Honor, French military decoration, Medal of the Resistance, and knight of the insignia of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, he acted as director-chief of publications of the Society of Publications and Periodicals and Press-publication since 1963
  • Marcel Gosselin (b. 1920), preacher, born at Wasmes (Belgium), the son of Narcisse Gosselin, director of a music-school, and Alphonise Huart
  • Mario Gosselin (b. 1971), Canadian professional racecar driver
  • Mario Gosselin (b. 1963), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • Jean-François Gosselin (b. 1975), Canadian politician
  • Edward W. Gosselin (1917-1941), US Navy officer killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, eponym of the USS Gosselin (APD-126)
  • David Gosselin (b. 1977), Canadian ice hockey player

Historic Events for the Gosselin family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Louis Gosselin (1870-1914), Canadian First Class Passenger from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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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. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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