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Where did the English Gossett family come from? What is the English Gossett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gossett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gossett family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gossett, Gosset, Josset, Jossett, Gazzard and many more.

First found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1279 when Robert and Isabella held estates in that shire.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gossett research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gossett History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Gossett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gossett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Gossett, his wife Catherine Du Four, and their four children, who arrived in Pennsylvania between the years 1650-1765

Gossett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew E. Gossett, was on record in Texas in 1833

Gossett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. M. Gossett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871


  • William Thomas Gossett (1904-1998), American lawyer, who was president of American Bar Association 1968-1969
  • Robert Gossett (b. 1954), American television, theater, and film actor
  • Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. (b. 1936), Academy Award winning American actor
  • Charles Clinton Gossett (1888-1974), Democratic Governor and United States Senator from Idaho


  • Chronicles of the Gossett Family by Grace M. Jerkins.
  • The Family of Gossett by Evangeline Gossett Newcomer.

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  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Gossett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gossett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 24 September 2015 at 13:37.

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