Gouws History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gouws family
The surname Gouws was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this celebrated family held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Gouws family
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Gouws Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Goux, Goût, Legoux, Legoût, Le Goux, Le Goût, Gou, Gout, Legou, Legout, Le Gou, Le Gout, Gough, Le Gough, Goute, Gouws and many more.
Early Notables of the Gouws family (pre 1700)
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In South Africa, the name Gouws is the 299th most popular surname with an estimated 22,546 people with that name. 
Migration of the Gouws family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lewis Goût settled in Philadelphia in 1857.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gouws (post 1700) +
- Johannes Gouws (1919-1944), South African fighter pilot who was captured during World War II, par of the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, but was recaptured and murdered by the Gestapo
- Pierre Gouws (1960-1988), Zimbabwean former cyclist at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- Johannes Gouws Prinsloo (b. 1990), South African rugby union footballer
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