Gorringe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gorringe family
The surname Gorringe was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Important Dates for the Gorringe family
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Gorringe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Goring, Goreng, Göring, Goringet, Geur, Gerling and many more.
Early Notables of the Gorringe family (pre 1700)
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Gorringe migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Gorringe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Robert Gorringe, (b. 1839), aged 36, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 
- Mrs. Elizabeth Gorringe, (b. 1839), aged 36, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 
Contemporary Notables of the name Gorringe (post 1700)
- Henry Honychurch Gorringe (1841-1885), American naval officer, best known for successfully removing Cleopatra's needle from Alexandria, Egypt and re-erecting it in Central Park, New York City
- Allan Lindsay Gorringe (1884-1918), English cricketer
- Hubert Maurice Gorringe (1886-1958), English cricketer
- Captain Frank Clifford Gorringe (b. 1889), English World War I flying ace credited with 14 aerial victories
- The Reverend Professor Timothy Jervis Gorringe (b. 1946), English St Luke's Professor of Theological Studies in the University of Exeter
- Horace Charles "Horrie" Gorringe (1895-1994), Tasmanian-born, Australian rules football player, inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2011
- Lieutenant General Sir George Frederick Gorringe KCB, KCMG, DSO (1868-1945), English Field Commander in the British Army during the Anglo-Boer War, World War I, on the Palestine and Western Fronts
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