The Gostellow surname came to Ireland
with the Anglo- Norman invasion
of the 12th century. They were originally from the Norman family Nangles, or de Angulos, and descended in Ireland
from Gilbert de Nangle. Costello and associated variations come from the personal name
of a son of Gilbert, Oisdealbhach, whose name consists of the elements "os," which means "deer or fawn", and "dealbhadh," which means "in the form of" or "resembling." The Gaelic form of the surname Gostellow, which predated the Anglicized version of the name, is Mac Oisdealbhaigh. This is the earliest recorded example of a Norman family assuming a Mac surname. The prefix O has sometimes been erroneously assumed.
Early Origins of the Gostellow family
The surname Gostellow was first found in County Mayo
(Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland
in the province of Connacht
, where they were granted lands by the Earl of Pembroke in the Anglo- Norman invasion
Early History of the Gostellow family
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Gostellow Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelt names simply the way they sounded, which explains the various name spelling variations
of the name Gostellow that were encountered when researching that surname. The many spelling variations included: Costello, MacCostello, Costillo, Costallo, Kostello, McCostello, Caustello, Costellow and many more.
Early Notables of the Gostellow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gostellow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gostellow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Gostellow, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
The Gostellow Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ne te quaesiveris extra
Motto Translation: Seek nothing beyond your sphere.