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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  • Golding — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Arthur Golding (1536–1606), englischer Übersetzer Bruce Golding (* 1947), jamaikanischer Politiker; seit 2007 Premierminister Julian Golding (* 1975), englischer Leichtathlet Lacena Golding Clarke (* 1975) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GOLDING (W.) — GOLDING WILLIAM (1911 1993) L’œuvre de Golding est celle d’un moraliste qui utilise avec brio l’allégorie et la métaphore pour réaliser progressivement, au fil de ses romans, son dessein: peindre l’homme à travers une unité de vision, celle de la …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Golding —   [ gəʊldɪȖ], Sir (seit 1988) William Gerald englischer Schriftsteller, * Saint Columb Minor (County Cornwall) 19. 9. 1911, ✝ Perranarworthall (bei Falmouth) 19. 6. 1993. Seine streng gebauten, sprachlich dichten Romane sind skeptische Kommentare …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Golding — Golding, William …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Golding — (izg. gȏulding), William (1911 1993) DEFINICIJA engleski književnik (Gospodar muha, Papirnati ljudi); Nobelova nagrada 1983 …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Golding — [gōl′ diŋ] Sir William Gerald 1911 93; Brit. writer …   English World dictionary

  • Golding — There have been several notable individuals with the surname Golding. These include:* Arthur Golding, English translator * Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician * John Golding (British politician) (1931 ndash;1999), British politician and Trade… …   Wikipedia

  • gólding — a m (ọ̑) agr. hmelj, ki bujno raste in daje pivu posebno aromo: pridelovati golding / savinjski golding …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • Golding — noun English novelist (1911 1993) • Syn: ↑William Golding, ↑Sir William Gerald Golding • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Golding — Goldin Gold in, Golding Gold ing, n. (Bot.) [From the golden color of the blossoms.] A conspicuous yellow flower, commonly the corn marigold ({Chrysanthemum segetum}). [This word is variously corrupted into {gouland}, {gools}, {gowan}, etc.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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