Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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The Goose surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
GOOSE. " The nolaility of the goose is not so obvious as that of the swan. Yet it was in ancient and honourable use as a man's name. Qenseric, the name of the great Vandal chief, is referred by Grimm to ffdnserich, a gander. But it was no doubt the wild goose that gave the name ; and if "we consider, we shall sec that this bird has some qualities calculated to command the respect of those earl}' roving tribes. A powerful bird, strong on the wing, taking long flights to distant lands, marshalled with the most beautiful discipline of instinct, it formed no inapt emblem of those migratory plunderers who renewed their unwelcome visitations with each succeeding spring." Ferguson. The name Goose is not unusual in East Anglia, and Gosland, Gosnell, Goslee, local surnames, appear to be from this source, as Avell, perhaps, as Goss, A-Sax. Le Gos is the H.E. form.