Origins Available: English
Goreinge is one of the many new names that came to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Goreinge family lived in the places named Goring in Oxfordshire
. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Garingas,
which means people of Gara.
This name is a short form of various compound names with the first portion gar,
which means spear.
Early Origins of the Goreinge family
The surname Goreinge was first found in Sussex
at Goring, where at the time of the Domesday Book
was part of the earldom of Arundel. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The name is derived from Goring, in the rape [sub-division] of Arundel, where the family can be traced to John de Goring, living in the reign of Edward II. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Goreinge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goreinge research.Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1750, 1585, 1663, 1621, 1628, 1615, 1671, 1608, 1657, 1658, 1628, 1629, 1622, 1702, 1660, 1660, 1661, 1661, 1679, 1646, 1685, 1673, 1678, 1679, 1685 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Goreinge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goreinge Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Goring, Gorring, Goringe, Gorringe, Goreing and many more.
Early Notables of the Goreinge family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was George Goring, 1st Earl of Norwich (1585-1663), an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1628; Charles Goring, 2nd Earl of Norwich (1615-1671), an English soldier and aristocrat; George Goring, Lord Goring (1608-1657), an English Royalist... Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goreinge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goreinge family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Goreinge or a variant listed above were: Joseph Gorring who settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820; Elizabeth Gorring settled in Virginia in 1677.