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Gotts Surname Family History


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This website tells the family history for anyone with the surname GOTTS. Although some think it is of German origin, it originated in Norfolk, England in the 1300's.  It then spread up the North East coast, to London and to Canada, USA and Australia. Did you know it means: “ a person who lived by water or a watercourse”

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“Giving GOTTS people a voice in history”

This is the GOTTS Surname Family History Website, which contains:

All of this is hosted by the Guild of One-name Studies and you can move around seamlessly through the menus at the tops of the pages.

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What can I find here?

The site is maintained by me, Ian Gotts of St Albans, with contributions from many researchers. I have registered the study with the Guild of One-name Studies (GOONS). Reference numbers attached to names are from my index of 4500 Gottses who are connected to trees.

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Insights into Gotts lives

War, Crime and more

Military records, Crimes, DNA study,  Occupations, Mariners and Tudor records

About the Name

Origins of the name and Notable Gottses

Known Families

History and stories for all the known families

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Memories of White House Farm, Mundesley, Norfolk (#022)

From Rosamond Leeder