Goulding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Goulding are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name which means son of Goldwin, which literally means friend of gold.

Early Origins of the Goulding family

The surname Goulding 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 Goulding family

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

Goulding Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Goulding family name include Goulding, Golding and others.

Early Notables of the Goulding family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Goulding family to Ireland

Some of the Goulding 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.

Goulding migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Goulding surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Goulding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Goulding, who settled in Virginia in 1607 12 years before the "Mayflower"
  • Thomas and William Goulding, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Goulding, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • William Goulding, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Jane and Mary Goulding, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Goulding Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Goulding, who arrived in Virginia in 1715 [1]
  • Robert Goulding, who landed in Virginia in 1723 [1]

Goulding migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goulding Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Goulding, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • James Goulding, aged 26, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Jane" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mary Goulding, aged 18, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Jane" from Galway, Ireland
  • Margaret Goulding, aged 17, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Jane" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mrs. Mary Goulding, aged 26 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Jane Blane" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]

Goulding migration to Australia

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

Goulding Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Goulding, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham" [3]
  • George Goulding, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [4]
  • William Goulding, aged 29, a joiner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" [5]

Goulding 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:

Goulding Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Amelia Goulding, (b. 1846), aged 20, British domestic servant travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [6]
  • Miss Mary Ann Goulding, (b. 1848), aged 18, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "John Temperley" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st June 1866 [6]
  • Mr. Charles Goulding, (b. 1842), aged 32, English settler from Hampshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [7]
  • Mrs. Ann Goulding, (b. 1845), aged 29, English settler from Hampshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Goulding (post 1700)

  • Raymond Walter Goulding (1922-1990), American comedian, who, together with Bob Elliott formed the comedy duo of Bob and Ray
  • Alfred John "Alf" Goulding (1896-1972), Australian-born American film director and screenwriter
  • William L. Goulding, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1961 [8]
  • William L. Goulding, American politician, Supervisor of Buena Vista Township, Michigan, 1859-61 [8]
  • Patrick J. Goulding, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Enid, Oklahoma, 1913 (acting, 1913) [8]
  • Mary M. Goulding, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 [8]
  • Grantley Goulding (b. 1874), English silver Olympic medalist for 110m Hurdles during the 1896 games
  • Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding (b. 1986), English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • Darrell Goulding (b. 1988), English rugby league player
  • Bobbie Goulding (b. 1972), English rugby league football coach and former player
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Goulding family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Thomas Goulding, British Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [9]

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. ^ 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)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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