1) Used commonly as a name for oxen, possibly the regional word for marigold, or a reference to distinctive colouring.

1558 ij oxen called Bell & golding, Fairburn

1560 to John my sonne ij stottes the one called goldinge and the other wythe a whyte heade, Towton

1593 two oxen called Goldinge and Hawke, Slaithwaite.

dates 1558 1560 1593

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