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Goyce History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Goyce is one of the many names that was brought to France in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from "Gouy," the name of a village located on the Seine River in Upper Normandy, and was most likely first borne in England by Norman settlers who hailed from this region.


Early Origins of the Goyce family


The surname Goyce was first found in the South of England, 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.

Early History of the Goyce family


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Goyce Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Goy, Goys, Goyse,Goyler and others.

Early Notables of the Goyce family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Goyce family to the New World and Oceana


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..

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