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The name Gossin 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.

Gossin Early Origins



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

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Gossin Spelling Variations


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Gossin Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Gossin some of which are Gosselin, Gosslain, Gossart, Gossei, Gossier, Gossiome, Gossuin, Gossin, Gosset, Gossiaux and many more.

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Gossin Early History


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Gossin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gossin research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1195, 1696, 1766, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Gossin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gossin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gossin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gossin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Gossin 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 Gossin were

Gossin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Gossin, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1788

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gossin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gossin (post 1700)



  • Irene L. Gossin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1974; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gossin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gossin 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 23 October 2015 at 10:54.

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