Early-attested site in the Parish of Orton Longueville and Orton Waterville
- Goldeg 955 BCS909 c.1200
- Goldiford 1766 J 1809 Carey
The ford was by a small island in the Nen called 'Goldisland,' v. eg . The exact significance of the first element in the name it is difficult to be sure about. It may very well be OE golde applied to the marigold.