Gossman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gossman family

The surname Gossman was first found in Austria, where the name Gussmann came from humble beginnings in early times but later gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the area's medieval society. Eventually the family achieved prominence by forming a number of branches and acquiring distant estates, thereby elevating their social status.

Early History of the Gossman family

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Gossman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gutzmann, Gutzmar, Gutzmer, Gussman, Gusmann, Guzmann, Guzman, Gusman, Gussman, Guessmann, Gossmann, Goessmann, Guessman, Gosman, Goesman, Guetzmann, Gotzmann, Goetzmann, Guetzman, Gotzman, Goetzman and many more.

Early Notables of the Gossman family (pre 1700)

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Gossman Ranking

In the United States, the name Gossman is the 16,920th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Gossman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gossman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Gossman, who settled in New York, NY in 1782
  • Adam Gossman, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [2]
Gossman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Peter Gossman, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Thomas Gossman, aged 66, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Oscher Gossman, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Rowno, Russia, in 1913
  • Diobe Gossman, aged 25, who landed in America from Arman, Russia, in 1914
  • Amalia Gossman, aged 67, who immigrated to America from Oranienbaum, Germany, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Gossman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gossman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Vincent Gossman, aged 35, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Gossman (post 1700) +

  • Lionel Gossman (1929-2021), Scottish-born, American scholar of French literature, former Professor of Romance Languages at Johns Hopkins University and Princeton University
  • Francis Joseph Gossman (1930-2013), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Raleigh from 1975 to 2006
  • Brian Gossman, Scottish international rugby union player in the 1980s, brother of Jimmy Gossman
  • James "Jimmy" Gossman, Scottish international rugby union player in the 1980s, brother of Brian Gossman


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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