Gosset History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Gosset 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 Gosset family

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

Early History of the Gosset family

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Gosset Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Gosset is distinguished by a number of regional variations. 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 Gosset family (pre 1700)

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Gosset Ranking

In France, the name Gosset is the 783rd most popular surname with an estimated 6,395 people with that name. [1]


Canada Gosset migration to Canada +

Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Gosset has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gosset were

Gosset Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Lucy Gosset, who was on record in Toronto in the Ontario census of 1871

New Zealand Gosset 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:

Gosset Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • M. M. Gosset, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caduceus" in 1872 [2]
  • M. A. Gosset, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caduceus" in 1872 [2]
  • G. Gosset, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caduceus" in 1872 [2]
  • A. C. Gosset, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caduceus" in 1872 [2]
  • A. H. Gosset, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caduceus" in 1872 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gosset (post 1700) +

  • Montague Gosset (1792-1854), English surgeon, born on 1 July 1792, the second son of Daniel Gosset of Langhedge Hall, Tanner's End, Edmonton [3]
  • Isaac Gosset the Younger (1735-1812), English bibliographer, born in Berwick Street, Soho, London, only son of Isaac Gosset, the Elder
  • Isaac Gosset the Elder (1713-1799), Jersey able modeller of portraits in wax who belonged to a family that fled from Normandy to Jersey at the revocation of the edict of Nantes


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 5th November 2010). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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