Show ContentsGoldrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Goldrick 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."

Early Origins of the Goldrick family

The surname Goldrick 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.

Early History of the Goldrick family

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Goldrick Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Goldrick dating from that time include MacGoldrick, MacGolrick, MacGoldrich and others.

Early Notables of the Goldrick family (pre 1700)

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United States Goldrick migration to the United States +

To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Goldrick or a variant listed above, including:

Goldrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Goldrick, who landed in Ohio in 1835 [1]
  • W M Goldrick, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Goldrick (post 1700) +

  • Merton L. Goldrick, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928 [2]
  • Rear Admiral James Vincent Purcell Goldrick AO, CSC (1958-2023), Australian naval historian, analyst of contemporary naval and maritime affairs, and a senior officer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
  • Emma Goldrick (1923-2008), pseudonym used by the married writing team formed by Emma Elizabeth Jean Sutcliffe and Robert N. Goldrick; together they wrote 41 romance novels

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook