The Goswich 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 Goswich family
The surname Goswich 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.
Early History of the Goswich family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goswich research.Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1538, 1565, 1595, 1596, 1607, 1611, 1615, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Goswich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goswich Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gostwyck, Gostwick, Gostick, Gosticke, Gostidge, Gostige, Gostwitch, Goswick, Goswyck, Goswich and many more.
Early Notables of the Goswich 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... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goswich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goswich family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Gostwick, who came to Maryland in 1677.