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Early Origins of the Gotts family

The surname Gotts was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Like many surnames, the name Gotts began as a personal name. Gott was a short form of any of several German personal names which began with that word, which means "good" or "God."

Early History of the Gotts family

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Gotts Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gotte, Gott, Godt, Goth, Gothe, Gode, Godde, Gohde, Gode, Gade, Gadde and many more.

Early Notables of the Gotts family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Gotts in this period include the Gotte family of Bavaria, ennobled September 10th 1745. Niels W. Gade was one of the most gifted and accomplished of living composers and conductors, was born Oct. 11, 1817, at Copenhagen, the son of a maker of musical instruments. His first instruction in music was obtained from a teacher who esteemed mechanical industry...
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Migration of the Gotts family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Gott, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 and Marianne Gotte, who arrived in New York in 1854 with her daughter, also named Marianne.


Contemporary Notables of the name Gotts (post 1700) +

  • Mr. Paul Gotts M.B.E., British Direct of Leven Consultancy LTD, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to the North East of England and to the UK Processing and Engineering Industries [1]


  1. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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