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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsGosnold, Gosnall, Gossney, Gossnold, Goosney, Goozney, Goozeney, Goozenay, Gosnolde, Goznall

Meaning & History

from Middle English gosse "goose" and ei "island" (Old English gos and ieg). The name may be topographic denoting someone who lived "(at the) goose island" or more probably habitational for someone from a lost or as yet unidentified place so named.
Added 6/22/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 6/22/2023 by Paradiso36