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.
Early Origins of the Gottshal family
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
Early History of the Gottshal family
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Gottshal 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.
Early Notables of the Gottshal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gottshal family to the New World and Oceana
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.