Show ContentsPaulding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Paulding surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Old English personal name Bealding, which was originally derived from the name Beald. The name was not recorded before the Conquest. [1]

Early Origins of the Paulding family

The surname Paulding was first found in Lincolnshire, where Joscius filius Balding was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls during the reign of Richard I. Gilbertus filius Balding was also found in Lincolnshire as recorded in the Curia Regis Rolls form 1212. Alice and John Baldyng were found in the Subsidy Rolls from Sussex in 1327, as was Robert Beldyng in 1332. [1]

As far as understanding spelling variations is concerned, we found this interesting entry: "In 1674, Suffolk Anthony Baldin and Bartholomew Baldinge occur side by side with Baldwin, so that Balding is sometimes a late development of Baldwin." [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: William Bolding, Salop (Shropshire.) [2] And in Norfolk, John Bolden was listed there 2 Edward VI (during the second year of the reign of Edward IV). [3]

Early History of the Paulding family

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Paulding 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 Paulding 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 Paulding include: Balding, Baulding, Baldyne, Bolding, Baldyng, Beldyng, Baldinge, Baldin, Poldin and many more.

Early Notables of the Paulding family

Distinguished members of the family include Gilebertus filius Baalding, a prominent 13th century landholder in Lincolnshire. Noel Baulduin or Baudouin, was a native of the Netherlands, contemporary with Josquin des Prés, and from 1513 to 1518 chapel-master of the church of Notre Dame at Antwerp, where he died in 1529. Two of his motets were...
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United States Paulding 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 Paulding or a variant listed above:

Paulding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joost Paulding, who landed in New York in 1664 [4]
  • Joseph Paulding, who arrived in New York in 1664 [4]
Paulding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H Paulding, aged 30, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Paulding (post 1700) +

  • William Paulding Jr. (1770-1854), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1811-13; Mayor of New York City, New York, 1825-26, 1827-29 [5]
  • William Paulding, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County, 1779-80 [5]
  • John Paulding, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1863 [5]
  • James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860), American politician, Secretary of the Navy, 1838-41 [5]
  • George Paulding, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1843 [5]
  • E. E. Paulding, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 19th District, 1861 [5]

The Paulding Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sto Ro Veritate
Motto Translation: I stand for the truth.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  4. 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)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook