The history of the Goren family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They 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 Goren family
The surname Goren 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 Goren family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goren 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 Goren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Goren 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 Goren 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 Goren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goren 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 Goren or a variant listed above were:
Goren Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Peter Goren, who landed in Virginia in 1695 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Goren Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Reczko Goren, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898
- Retzko Goren, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898