Josh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Josh family

The surname Josh was first found in Staffordshire where they acquired lands in 1130, after the Norman invasion.

Early History of the Josh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Josh research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1202, 1205, 1327, 1359, 1400, and 1402 are included under the topic Early Josh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Josh Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gosse, Goss, Joss, Jose and others.

Early Notables of the Josh family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Josh family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Gosse and his wife settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1631; Christopher Gosse settled in Virginia in 1637; John Gosse settled in Barbados in 1660.

Contemporary Notables of the name Josh (post 1700) +

  • Josh Appelt (b. 1983), American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Heavyweight division
  • Josh Rickett, known by the nicknames of "Ricko", and "Jackis, an English rugby league footballer who plays for the Bradford Bulls in Betfred Championship
  • Josh Tymon, English professional footballer for Hull City
  • Josh Greenfeld (1928-2018), American author and Academy Award nominated screenwriter, best known for his screenplay for the 1974 film Harry and Tonto
  • Josh Pinkerman, American actor and writer, known for The Addict (2014)
  • Josh Clayton- Felt (1967-2000), American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who co-founded the alternative rock band School of Fish
  • Josh Chudleigh (b. 1994), Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the North Queensland Cowboys (2016-)
  • Josh Lieb (b. 1972), American former producer and showrunner of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Josh Faught (b. 1979), American fiber artist
  • Josh McKamie, American multiple award winning cinematographer and writer, known for Army of Frankensteins (2013), A Shot in the Dark (2014) and The Stripes of Sigmund's Tie (2007) on Facebook
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