Goodlake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Goodlake surname was created from the Middle English given names Gullake, or Gudloc. This name is in turn derived from the Old English elements "gud" meaning "battle," and "lac," meaning "sport" or "play."

Early Origins of the Goodlake family

The surname Goodlake was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The name Gotlac is on record in Cheshire the Domesday Book. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.

Early History of the Goodlake family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodlake research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1510, 1600, 1548, 1483, 1530, 1455, 1487, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Goodlake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goodlake Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goodlake, Goodlock, Goodlegh, Goodlack, Godlake, Codlake, Gulick, Gullick and many more.

Early Notables of the Goodlake family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Goodlake family to Ireland

Some of the Goodlake family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 100 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Goodlake migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Goodlake Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Goodlake (post 1700) +

  • Gerald Littlehales Goodlake (1832-1890), English recipient of the Victoria Cross for deeds in the Crimean War


The Goodlake Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Omnia bona desuper
Motto Translation: All good things are from above.


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 10th September 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-st-vincent


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