Gosling Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Gosling Name Meaning: A variant spelling of 'Joslin',from old French Goscelin,Gosselin,Joscelin. Secondly it may be originated as a nickname for a keeper of geese,from medieval English "Gosling" a young goose.

The name was very popular among Normans with the old German personal name 'Gauzelin' meaning \"a descendant of the Goths\". Or celtic \"Josse\",a champion.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Gosling Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Gosling family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 159
Female Servant 91
Independent 41
Male Servant 40
Labourer 32
Farmer 27
Silk Weaver 26
Shoe Maker 25
Silk Piecer 18
Carpenter 12
Gardener 11
Cotton Weaver 10
Tailor 10
Dress Maker 8
Lace Maker 7
Pauper 7
Brick Layer 6
Butcher 6
Painter 6
Publican 6
Blacksmith 6
Pupil 5
Servant 5
Weaver 5
Cotton Spinner 5

Gosling Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Gosling 100% 31,449
2 Gasling 86% 712
3 Gossling 88% 584
4 Gisling 86% 353
5 Gesling 86% 101

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The surname Gosling is the most popular version of all its varients

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