This is the name of several places in England, USA, Canada and Australia, including one located in the eastern English county of Lincolnshire.
Spalding is derived from Old English Spaldingas
, which may be a tribal name for members of the Spaldas tribe. Spaldingas
may also refer to people living in the Spald district but the exact etymology of Spaldingas
is unclear at this point.
With regards to the Spaldas tribe, it is thought that they migrated from the European continent, thus the name have been of a different origin with one possible derivation coming from Old High German Spaltan
, which refers to a cleft or ravine, meaning "to split."
With regards to the district of Spald, the district name may mean "ditches," which refers to the drainage channels in the fenland.
Spalding is also used as a surname.