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The Goldrich surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O Goilin" or "Mag Ualghairg," composed of the elements "mac," meaning "son of," and "Ualgharg," a personal name, whose elements mean "proud" and "fierce."

Goldrich Early Origins



The surname Goldrich was first found in County Leitrim (Irish: Liatroim) anciently the western half of the kingdom of Breifne, located in Northeastern Ireland, in Leinster province, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Goldrich Spelling Variations


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Goldrich Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Goldrich revealed many variations, including MacGoldrick, MacGolrick, MacGoldrich and others.

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Goldrich Early History


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Goldrich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldrich research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goldrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goldrich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goldrich Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Goldrich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Goldrich family in North America: Andrew, Daniel, Edward, John, Martin, Michael, Owen, Peter, Thomas, William MacGoldrick, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Michael and Patrick Golrick settled in Philadelphia in 1756.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldrich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldrich (post 1700)



  • Jona Goldrich (1927-2016), Polish-born American real estate developer and philanthropist
  • Louis Goldrich, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1938

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    11. ...

    The Goldrich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goldrich Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 June 2016 at 09:13.

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