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The German state of Saxony is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Gottschalk. 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.

Gottschalk Early Origins



The surname Gottschalk 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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Gottschalk Spelling Variations


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Gottschalk 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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Gottschalk Early History


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Gottschalk Early History



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

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Gottschalk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gottschalk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gottschalk 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 were:

Gottschalk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Gottschalk, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683-1709
  • Joh George Gottschalk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Matthias Gottlieb Gottschalk, who landed in Delaware in 1746
  • Jahn Jurg Gottschalk, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Gottschalk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fr Gottschalk, who landed in America in 1842
  • Fredrick Gottschalk arrived with his wife, M. Catherine Discher and their two children in Arkansas in 1842
  • Anthony Gottschalk, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1844
  • Bern Anton Gottschalk, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Frederick William Gottschalk, who arrived in Arkansas in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gottschalk Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gottlieb Gottschalk came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Gottlieb Gottschalk, aged 13, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Heinrich Gottschalk, aged 56, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Karolina Gottschalk, aged 53, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gottschalk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gottschalk (post 1700)



  • Oliver Gottschalk, American politician, Mayor of Brookings, South Dakota, 1960-62
  • Lewis Gottschalk, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 30th District, 1875
  • Kathryn A. Gottschalk, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944
  • E. J. Gottschalk, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1952
  • Alfred L. M. Gottschalk (1873-1918), American politician, U.S. Consul in Callao, 1903-05; U.S. Consul General in Callao, 1905-06; Mexico City, 1906-08, 1908-11; Rio de Janeiro, 1916-17
  • Louis A. Gottschalk (1916-2008), American psychiatrist
  • Louis F. Gottschalk (1864-1934), American composer
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869), American composer and pianist
  • Alfred Gottschalk (1894-1937), German biochemist
  • Thomas Gottschalk (b. 1950), German entertainer and actor
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gottschalk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gottschalk 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 23 October 2015 at 10:55.

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