Gostick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gostick surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place named Goswick in Northumberland. This place name is derived from the Old English words "go-s," meaning "goose," and "wi-c," meaning an "outlying farm."

Early Origins of the Gostick family

The surname Gostick was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century the family were first seated.

Important Dates for the Gostick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gostick research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1538, 1565, 1595, 1596, 1607, 1611, 1615, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Gostick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gostick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gostwyck, Gostwick, Gostick, Gosticke, Gostidge, Gostige, Gostwitch, Goswick, Goswyck, Goswich and many more.

Early Notables of the Gostick family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Gostwick (1565-1615), Sheriff of Bedfordshire (1595-1596), created 1st Baronet Gostwick, of Willington, co. Bedford on 25 November 1611...
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Migration of the Gostick family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Gostwick, who came to Maryland in 1677.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gostick (post 1700)

  • Adrian Gostick (b. 1965), American author, motivational speaker, trainer, and employee engagement expert
  • Arthur Gostick (1861-1945), British pioneer Baptist missionary in China
  • Edith Hannah Gostick (b. 1894), Canadian provincial level politician from Alberta
  • Ronald A. Gostick (1918-2005), long-time figure on the Canadian far right and founder of the anti-Semitic Canadian League of Rights
  • Arthur Gostick Shorrock (1861-1945), British pioneer Baptist missionary in China
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