This is a locational name of Olde English origin which derives from the tribal name "Garingas", itself translating as "the people who dwell at the Gara". "The Gara", was a triangular piece of ground formed after the rectangular open field system had been laid out in Furlongs. The name also originates from the places called "Goring" found in Oxfordshire and Sussex. There are a number of alternatives spellings, the name development includes Alyce Gorynge who married Thomas Olyver at St. Stephan's, Coleman Street, London on July 16th 1559. George Goring, Baron Goring (1608 - 1657) was on of the Commanders of Charles I's Cavalry until defeated at Langport in 1645, whilst Ann Gorringe was christened at St. Martins in the Field, Westminster on September 30th, 1753. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Geoffrey de Garinges, which was dated 1192, The County Pipe Rolls of Sussex, during the reign of King Richard I, The Lionheart, 1184 - 1199. 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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