Golding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Golding family

The surname Golding was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Golding family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golding research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1333 is included under the topic Early Golding History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Golding Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Golding family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Golding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Golding family to Ireland

Some of the Golding family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Golding migration to the United States

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 United States in the 17th Century
  • William Golding, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Thomas Golding, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • Thomas Golding in Virginia in 1638
  • Dorothy Golding, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • William Golding, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1646 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Golding Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hamlett Golding, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]
  • Charles Golding, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [1]
Golding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James F Golding, who landed in New York in 1838 [1]
  • Marcus Golding, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • Sol Golding, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • E Golding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • W H Golding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Golding migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Golding Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Golding, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. John Golding U.E. ((b. 1740) born in North Castle, Westchester County, New York, USA from Northcastle, Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he arrived aboard the ship "Montague", he died in 1821 was married to Anna "Annie" Merritt having 9 children [2]
  • Major. Stephen Golding U.E. who settled in Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was a Major in Provincial Militia [2]
  • Mr. Thomas John Golding U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Zenus Golding U.E. who settled in French Villiage, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
Golding Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Golding, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mr. Jeremiah Golding, aged 3 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Mail" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [3]
  • Mrs. Nancy Golding, aged 40 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Charles Walton" departing from the port of Killala, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]
  • Mr. William Golding, aged 60 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in May 1847 [3]
  • Mr. John Golding, aged 40 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Caroline" departing 3rd May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 14th June 1847 but he died on board [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Golding migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Golding Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Caroline Golding, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [5]
  • James Golding, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 [6]
  • William Golding, aged 26, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [7]
  • Elizabeth Golding, aged 20, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [7]
  • William Golding, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana" [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Golding 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:

Golding Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Anne Golding, (b. 1835), aged 21, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Isabella Hercus" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th January 1856 [8]
  • Mr. Samuel Golding, (b. 1835), aged 21, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Isabella Hercus" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th January 1856 [8]
  • W. Golding, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Harkaway" in 1858
  • F. Golding, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1859 [9]
  • Mrs. Maria Golding, (b. 1812), aged 48, English laundress from Shropshire travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "William Miles" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st August 1860 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Golding (post 1700)

  • William Hughson Golding (1845-1916), American founder of Golding & Company, an American type foundry
  • Lois Patricia "Peaches" Golding (b. 1953), American-born, High Sheriff of Bristol
  • W. W. Golding, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856 [10]
  • Thomas D. Golding, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in La Guaira, 1884-97 [10]
  • Susan Golding (b. 1945), American Republican politician, Mayor of San Diego, California, 1992-2000 [10]
  • S. W. Golding, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1928 [10]
  • David Golding, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 15th District, 1996 (Independent), 1998 (Democratic) [10]
  • Philip Keith Golding (b. 1962), English golfer
  • Julian Golding (b. 1975), English two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist sprinter
  • Jon Golding (b. 1982), English rugby union player
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Golding family

HMS Royal Oak
  • Arthur James Golding (1904-1939), British Bandmaster with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [11]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 77)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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