Gilding


Gilding
Recorded in several forms as shown below, this is an English surname. It derives from the pre 7th century personal name Golding, recorded as Goldinc in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. The development is from the original personal name "Golda", meaning "son of Gold". This persisted into the Middle Ages as a given name, with "Golde" as the feminine form, and was used in some cases as a nickname or byname for the colour of a person's hair whilst and names with "Gold" as the first element were usually compounds often associated with the Gods of Fire, Water and War. The modern surname can be found recorded as Gilden, Gilding, Golding, Goolding, Goulding and others. An early settler in the New World Colonies was one John Golding, who departed from London on the ship "Ann and Elizabeth" in April 1635, bound for the Barbados. Recordings from London Church Registers include: the christening of John Golding, in August 1582, at St. Margaret's Westminster, and the christening of Marye Gildinge, the daughter of Richard Gildinge, at St Botolphs without Aldgate, on February 4th 1598. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Golding, which was dated 1202, witness in the "Assize Court Rolls of Lincolnshire", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Gilding — is the art of applying a thin layer of gold, simulated gold, or other metal to a surface. Products employed may be real gold leaf ranging in karats from 9 up to 24; imitation leaf composition gold, Dutch metal leaf, aluminum leaf, copper leaf;… …   Wikipedia

  • gilding — action of gilding, mid 15c.; golden surface produced by gilding, 1630s; from prp. of GILD (Cf. gild) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gilding — Gild ing (g[i^]ld [i^]ng), n. 1. The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gilding — [gil′diŋ] n. 1. a) the art or process of applying gold leaf or a substance like gold to a surface b) the substance so applied 2. an outward appearance covering unpleasant facts, reality, etc …   English World dictionary

  • gilding — /gil ding/, n. 1. the application of gilt. 2. the gold leaf or other material with which something is gilded. 3. the golden surface produced by the application of gilt. 4. something used to create a deceptively pleasing, impressive, or alluring… …   Universalium

  • gilding — [[t]gɪ̱ldɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Gilding is a layer of gold or gold paint that is put on something. The gilding is extremely lavish …   English dictionary

  • Gilding — Gild Gild (g[i^]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gilded} or {Gilt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gilding}.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. [root]234. See {Gold}.] 1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gilding — /ˈgɪldɪŋ/ (say gilding) noun 1. the application of gilt. 2. the gold leaf or other material with which anything is gilded. 3. the golden surface produced. 4. any deceptive coating or aspect used to give a fine appearance. {gild1 + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gilding — gild ► VERB 1) cover thinly with gold. 2) (gilded) wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. ● gild the lily Cf. ↑gild the lily DERIVATIVES gilder noun gilding …   English terms dictionary

  • gilding — noun a) The art of applying gold leaf to a surface b) Gold leaf …   Wiktionary


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