Gouges History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gouges family

The surname Gouges was first found in Roxburghshire. One of the first records of the name was found in France alluding to its Norman heritage: Martin Gouge (c. 1360-1444), a French chancellor. However, some of the family were found further south at Billesley in Warwickshire in early times. "The estate was afterwards possessed by Bishop Sherlock, through whose sister, who married Sir Thomas Gooch (1674-1754), Bishop of Ely, it passed into the Gooch family." [1]

Important Dates for the Gouges family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gouges research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1614, 1746, 1540, 1594, 1575, 1653, 1643, 1681, 1751, 1727, 1749, 1730, 1674, 1754, 1609 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Gouges History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gouges Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Googh, Gouche, Gowk, Googe, Gooch, Gooche and others.

Early Notables of the Gouges family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Gooch of Suffolk; Barnabe Googe (1540-1594), an English poet and translator; William Gouge (1575-1653), an English clergyman and author, minister and preacher at St Ann Blackfriars, member of the Westminster Assembly from 1643; Sir William Gooch (1681-1751)...
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gouges Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gouges family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Gooch, who settled in Maine in 1630; Peter Gooch arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Mathew Gouch settled in Virginia in 1635; James Gouge settled in Boston in 1712.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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