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Gaulding Name Study

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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Gaulding and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.


One Name Studies Explained

With One Name Studies it is the surname that is of interest, rather than the family tree of members of the same family with several different surnames. It does involve many of the same research skills and techniques as family history, and most one-namers are actively researching both their own family and their one-name study.

Usually people begin one name studies when they are stuck on part of their tree, and believe that if they were to collect all references they find to the surname then this will lead to a break-through. The one namer becomes an expert on his or her name, even if the name is part of apparently quite separate family groups.

One name studies can be quite intensive, but they can be immensely rewarding, both in their ability to offer new insights into the surname and in being able to assist other genealogists around the world.

One name researchers build up a unique understanding of their name and its significance both geographically and historically. As a recognized center of information on the name, they will also receive inquiries from, and exchange information with, WikiTree members who have an interest in the name. Over time, collaborators become the WikiTree experts on the name and make new friends.

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Gaulding Spelling Variants

Goulding | Golden | Golding - this spelling is found as a misspelling of the name rather than a true variant. This spelling variant has been further disproven through Next Generation Sequencing (Big Y700 at FTDNA) of John Gaulding Descendants.

From Gaulden Manor information, the name variants might include:

Gaveldene[1] In 1199, "Andrew De Bovedon of his land at Gaveldene" gave Gaulden to Taunton Priory." Further information on the Manor is in this report from E. Chisholm Batten. MA., for Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Report Text

What Can you do to help with this project?

add: [[Category:Gaulding Name Study]] To your important Gaulding Ancestors. Gateway Ancestors or the Ancestors who first lived settled an area. For the Gauldings in the US, It's John Gaulding of New Kent County, VA and his children to whom all Gauldings in the US connect.

As you find Gauldings in your research add the significant Gaulding to the location lists below.

Research Pages

Known Gaulding's by Location

All names in Bold are first known generation for location. The number in parenthesis is the Generation from the over-all earliest connected Gaulding Generation.

Gaulding's in Bermuda

The possibility that we have some connections to the puritan minister, William Golding, is questionable. The puritan minister, though he never made it to Eleuthera, is the namesake for Gaulding Key and other Gaulding locations in Eleuthera.


Gaulding's in Canada


Gauldings in England

Gaulding's in Ireland

Gaulding's in the United States


South Carolina

Resources for South Carolina

  • History of the Gaulden Family By Laura Gaulden Bailey. This is a good general source for information but does include some serious discrepancies, such as confusing Dempsey Gaulden who settled in York, SC with James Gaulden of Greenwood. thus leaving out the Gaulden's of York altogether.



  1. Proceedings, Volumes 9-12, p. 29, Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1860 - Archaeology, Link to Page

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