English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Goring

Major Settlement in the Parish of Goring

Historical Forms

  • Garinges 1086 DB 1366 Eynsh
  • Garinga c.1110 EHRxl 15th
  • Garing' c.1181 Gor 1316 FA
  • Garyng a.1251 BC c.1444
  • Garing 1278–9 RH
  • Garingieres c.1150 Harl
  • Garrigg, Ganges 1230 P
  • Gorginge c.1240 Gor
  • Koringe 1241 Ass
  • Goringe 1278–9 RH
  • Goryngg' 1293 Gor
  • Goryngge(s) 1316 Eynsh
  • Gorynge 1389 Cl
  • Goryng 1405 AD

Etymology

'The people of *Gāra .' The same name occurs in Sussex (PN Sx 168–9). Formally it could mean 'dwellers at the gāra, or triangular piece of land,' but the topography of the Oxfordshire site gives no support to this. v. Introduction xviii.

Places in the same Parish