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Where did the English Golding family come from? What is the English Golding family crest and coat of arms? When did the Golding family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Golding family history?The Golding surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Old English personal name which means son of Goldwin, which literally means friend of gold.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Golding are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Golding include: Goulding, Golding and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golding research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the year 1333 is included under the topic Early Golding History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Golding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Golding family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Golding or a variant listed above:
Golding Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Golding Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Golding Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Golding Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Golding Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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