Golding Family History

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Golding Name Meaning

English: from the late Old English personal name Golding, in form a patronymic from Golda (see Gold 4). German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gold, guld ‘gold’, ‘bright’. Jewish (from Latvia and Lithuania): habitational name from Golding, the German and Yiddish name of the city of Kuldiga in Latvia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Goldring, Bolding, Goulding, Godding, Wilding, Bolling, Colding

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Golding Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Golding name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Golding. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Golding Family Origin

Where is the Golding family from?

Golding Family Occupations

What did your Golding ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Golding. The most common Golding occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Golding's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Golding family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Golding ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Golding Historical Records

What Golding family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 156,000 census records available for the last name Golding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Golding census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Golding. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Golding. For the veterans among your Golding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Golding Life Expectancy

What is the average Golding lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Golding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Golding in 1954 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Golding

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Golding ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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