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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?

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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.


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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.

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

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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

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  • Tim Gossett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008
  • Henry Gossett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • Ed Lee Gossett (1902-1990), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1939-51
  • Dave W. Gossett, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Washington, 2012
  • Charles Clinton Gossett (1888-1974), American Democrat politician, Member of Idaho State House of Representatives, 1933-36; Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1937-39, 1941-43; Governor of Idaho, 1945
  • B. B. Gossett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1912
  • Albert Gossett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944
  • Adair Gossett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1948
  • William A. Gossett, American politician, Mayor of Carlsbad, New Mexico, 1955-56
  • William Adair Gossett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1996

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  • Chronicles of the Gossett Family by Grace M. Jerkins.
  • The Family of Gossett by Evangeline Gossett Newcomer.
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  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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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 1 February 2016 at 19:14.

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