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Gowis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Gowis family


The surname Gowis was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Early History of the Gowis family


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Gowis Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Govise, Govis, Gowise, Gowis, Govers, Gorvise and many more.

Early Notables of the Gowis family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gowis family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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