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

Gottshal Early Origins



The surname Gottshal 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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Gottshal Early History


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Gottshal Early History



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

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Gottshal Spelling Variations


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Gottshal 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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Gottshal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gottshal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gottshal 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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