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Gunson Early Origins



The surname Gunson was first found in Cheshire 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 1184 when Bigod de Goneston held estates in that shire. Eustace Gunson later held in Cambridgeshire in 1279. Gunstone is a hamlet in Staffordshire and dates back to at least 1186 when it was listed as Gonestona.

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Gunson Spelling Variations


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Gunson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gonson, Gunson, Gunston, Gonston and others.

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Gunson Early History


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Gunson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gunson research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1455, 1487, 1762 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Gunson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gunson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gunson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gunson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gunson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Gunson, aged 25, a joiner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester"

Gunson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Gunson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gunson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gunson (post 1700)



  • Thomas Gunson (1858-1940), American politician, Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1909-14

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Gunson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gunson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gunson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 09:14.

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