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Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. GOOS  [key]
Other Forms FormsGosse, Goss, Goos, Gos, Gose, Gosling, Gosselin, Goossens, Joubert, Googh, Gouche, Gowk, Googe, Gooch, Gooche, Goce, Gocelin

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a goose-herd (a person who tends to geese) or a medieval nickname for a person who resembled a goose in some way. It could also be a English (of Norman French origins) cognate of Gosse.
Added 12/24/2021 by General9696