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The name Goring was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Goring family lived in the places named Goring in Oxfordshire and Sussex. 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.

Goring Early Origins



The surname Goring was first found in Sussex at Goring, where at the time of the Domesday Book was part of the earldom of Arundel. [1]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. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Goring Spelling Variations


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Goring Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Goring, Gorring, Goringe, Gorringe, Goreing and many more.

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Goring Early History


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Goring Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goring 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 Goring History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goring Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goring Early Notables (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 Goring Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Goring or a variant listed above:

Goring Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Goring, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Gilbird Goring, aged 30, arrived in Barbados in 1682

Goring Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Mary Goring, who landed in Virginia in 1708
  • Anna Elisabetha Goring, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Andreas and Catharina Ring Goring, who came to Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Josef Goring, who arrived in America in 1779

Goring Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gottfried Goring, who settled in New Orleans in 1839
  • Friedrich Goring, who arrived in Brazil in 1846
  • M Goring, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Joh Gerh Goring, who arrived in America in 1849

Goring Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ida Julia Goring arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Sydney E. Goring arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Foster Goring arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Celia A. Goring arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Harry Y. Goring arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goring (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goring (post 1700)



  • Willis R. Goring, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1956
  • Marius Goring, Actor, in English, French, and German, now residing in Surrey, England
  • Hermann Göring (1893-1946), German military leader, commander of the Nazi Luftwaffe in World War II
  • Grant William Ray Goring, Tobacco Company Executive, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Sir William Burton Nigel Goring, 13th Baronet, Member of London Stock Exchange
  • Rosemary Goring, Scottish writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Goring Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goring 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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