Origin of the Name Golding
The origin of the name Golding
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Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Golding
include Golden, Goldrick and Goulding. In Irish this name is O'Goilin and the latter variants are the anglicized forms of this. This sept came from County Donegal.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
This is a family of the Cenel Eoghain called Gallen in English their territory comprised part of County Donegal as well as Tyrone and Derry. The forms Golden and Goldrick are found around Carrick-on-Shannon and Boyle with McGoldrick being fairly numerous in County Fermanagh where it is recorded in the Hearth Money Rolls of 1665. This was a very ancient sept and we find it first recorded in the year 1054 in a person called Mac Ualghairg as Lord of Cairbre. They derived their name from Ualghairg O'Rourke, Lord of Breffny, who died in 1231 as a pilgrim on his way to the Holy Land.
The Golding coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Golding descendants.