The distinguished surname Goyce is one of the many names that was brought to France in the wake of the
of 1066. The name is derived from "Gouy," the name of a village located on the Seine River in Upper
by Norman settlers who hailed from this region.
, where the family was granted lands for having served William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. The earliest known bearer of the name was Robert le Goiz, who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls in 1201.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary Goyse, who settled in Virginia in 1658; Joseph Goy, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario, and William John Goy, a native of England
who died in Cook County, Illinois in 1904..