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JOSLIN Family History

Tecorded in many spellings including Jocelyn, Joscelyn, Joscelyne, Josselyn, Joslin, Joslen, Josling, Josland and Joseland, this is a surname of French origins. Particulary popular in the British Isles, it was recorded as a personal name even before the Norman French Invasion of 1066 nevertheless it was after that date that it began to achieve popularity. It derives from the German name Goscelin which is also responsible for the English surname of Gosling. The name is a diminutive and may mean 'Little Gotha', from the ancient tribe of that name which was prominent in ancient legends.

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