Gouger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gouger family

The surname Gouger was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), at Gauchi, Gaucy or Gaacy, near L'Aigle. Many of the family emigrated to England around the time of the Conquest when they held the Barony of Gaugy in Northumberland. 'Ellington was an ancient barony of this family, who possessed it from the time of King Henry I., as appears in the Testa de Nevill.' [1] The church was founded by Ralph de Gaugy, in the pontificate of Hugh Pudsey, Bishop of Durham. [2]

Back in Normandy, France the family were well established in the region of Calvados.

Early History of the Gouger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gouger research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gouger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gouger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gauger, Gaugier, Gauge, Gaugey, Gaugie, Gauget and many more.

Early Notables of the Gouger family (pre 1700)

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Australia Gouger migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gouger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Gouger, aged 34, a colonial secretary, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [3]
  • Harriet Gouger, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [3]
  • Robert Gouger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [4]
  • Sarah Gouger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [4]


  1. ^ Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif


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