When Walter Stanley Goss was born on 16 October 1906, in Snowtown, South Australia, Australia, his father, Walter Goss, was 42 and his mother, Mina Dominica Gangell, was 24. He married Eva Ellen Jarmyn on 20 July 1935, in Wasleys, South Australia, Australia. He died on 12 July 1974, in Gawler, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 67, and was buried in Gawler, South Australia, Australia.
English, German, and French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gozzo, Gauz (Middle English, Old French Gosse), short forms of compound names based on the element goz (from gaut, an ethnic name meaning ‘Geat’ or ‘Goth’), rarely also on the element gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’. In Middle English Gosse was frequently used as a short form of the double diminutive Goscelin (see Joslin ). Geats (Old English gēatas, Old Scandinavian gautar) were the Scandinavian people formerly occupying modern Götaland in Sweden, their name being closely related to that of the Goths (Old English gotan, Old Scandinavian gotar). Both ethnic names are presumably derived from a Proto-Germanic word meaning ‘to pour’. The relationship between Geats and Goths is controversial and in the name elements the two ethnicities are not always distinguishable. This surname is rare in France, where the common form is Gosse .
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