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Early Origins of the Gowland family


The surname Gowland was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1583 when John Gowland held estates.

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Early History of the Gowland family

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Early History of the Gowland family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gowland research.
Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gowland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gowland Spelling Variations

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Gowland Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gowland, Gowlands and others.

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Early Notables of the Gowland family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Gowland family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gowland family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Gowland family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gowland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Gowland, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

Gowland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter C. Gowland, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gowland (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gowland (post 1700)


  • Peter Gowland (b. 1916), American glamour photographer
  • Anthony "Tony" Gowland (b. 1945), English competitive track cyclist, and a former six-day rider
  • Professor William Gowland (1842-1922), English mining engineer most famous for his archaeological work at Stonehenge
  • Gibson Gowland (1877-1951), English film actor

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