Gossup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gossup family

The surname Gossup was first found in Staffordshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1319 when John le Gossib or Gossyp held estates in that shire. The name means a person who is a god relative. At some point, some of the family moved to Thorp-Arch in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "This place derived the suffix to its name from the De Arch family, who came over with the Conqueror, and obtained large possessions in this part of the country. The parish is situated in the beautiful vale of the river Wharfe, and comprises 1,606a. 2r. 3p. of land, chiefly belonging to Randall Gossip, Esq., who is lord of the manor. Thorp-Arch Hall, the seat of Mr. Gossip, is a handsome mansion, commanding richly-diversified prospects." [1]

Important Dates for the Gossup family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gossup research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gossup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gossup Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gossip, Gossyp, Gossup, Gossop and others.

Early Notables of the Gossup family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gossup family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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