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The German state of Saxony is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Gotsha. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Saxons, who occupied Saxony between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.

Gotsha Early Origins



The surname Gotsha was first found in Saxony, where the name Gottschalk emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. Since the 13th century the surname has been closely associated with the social and economic advancement of the region's feudal society.

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Gotsha Spelling Variations


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Gotsha Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gottschalk, Gottshalk, Gottschalck, Gottchalk, Gottshalt, Gottschalck, Gottschaldt, Gottschalhs, Gottschall, Gottschalt, Gottschalg, Gottschlag, Gottschoclk, Gottschol, Gottschall, Gottechalk, Gottschlick, Gottschling, Gotshall, Gottshall, Gottshlick and many more.

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Gotsha Early History


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Gotsha Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gotsha research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1805, 1823, 1909, 1829 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Gotsha History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gotsha Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gotsha Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gotsha Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Gottschalk, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683-1709; Johann Georg Gottschalck and Herman Gotshall arrived in Philadelphia in 1740.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Gotsha Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gotsha Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 September 2012 at 08:25.

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