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.
Early Origins of the Gossin family
The surname Gossin was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family was established in ancient times.
Early History of the Gossin family
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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.
Early Notables of the Gossin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gossin family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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 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)
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html