Goodluck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Goodluck 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 Goodluck family

The surname Goodluck 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 Goodluck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodluck 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 Goodluck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goodluck Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Goodluck family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Goodluck family to Ireland

Some of the Goodluck 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.

Migration of the Goodluck family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ann Gullick, who settled in Maryland in 1674; William Gullick, a bonded passenger who came to America in 1754; as well as S. L. Gullick, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York on May 22, 1897 aboard the St. Paul..


Contemporary Notables of the name Goodluck (post 1700) +

  • Bruce John Goodluck AM (1933-2016), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Franklin (1975-1993)


The Goodluck 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.


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