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The lineage of the name Goodrich begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the region of Goodrich or Gotheridge in the county of Hereford. The surname Goodrich may also derive from the patronymic name the son of Godrich which was composed of the elements God which referred to someone good and Ric which meant power. The surname may also have derived from the Old English cud, meaning "famous," with the aforementioned "ric."

Goodrich Early Origins



The surname Goodrich was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The earliest mention of the name was in 1066, as recorded in the Domesday Book.

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Goodrich Spelling Variations


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Goodrich Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Goodrich has undergone many spelling variations, including Goodrich, Gooderidge, Goodrick, Goodricke, Goodridge, Goderich, Godriche, Godric, Godrige, Goderidge, Goodreed, Goodreid, Gutteridge, Guteridge, Guttridge, Gutridge and many more.

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Goodrich Early History


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Goodrich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodrich research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1221, 1279, 1341, 1666, 1682, 1621, 1673, 1659 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Goodrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goodrich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodrich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Henry Goodrich of Ribstone Hall, an Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain in 1682; Francis Goodricke (1621-1673)...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goodrich 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Goodrich were among those contributors:

Goodrich Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Goodrich, who settled in New England in 1630
  • Thomas Goodrich, who settled in Virginia in 1653

Goodrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Goodrich, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1893

Goodrich Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aimy P Goodrich, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Abbie Goodrich, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Andrew Goodrich, aged 24, who settled in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Anne Goodrich, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Alfred Goodrich, aged 33, who landed in America from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goodrich Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Goodrich arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  • J. Goodrich arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Athenian" in 1849
  • Samuel Goodrich, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodrich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodrich (post 1700)



  • Deborah Goodrich (b. 1958), American actress, known for her roles in All My Children (1970), April Fool's Day (1986) and Just One of the Guys (1985)
  • Brigadier-General Donald Reuben Goodrich (1894-1945), American Commanding Officer of the VIII Air Force Service Command (1944-1945)
  • Frances Goodrich (1890-1984), American dramatist and screenwriter
  • Elizur Goodrich (1761-1849), American lawyer, Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut
  • Chauncey Allen Goodrich (1790-1860), American clergyman, educator and lexicographer
  • Caspar Frederick Goodrich (1847-1925), American admiral
  • Adams A. Goodrich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • Aaron Goodrich (1807-1887), American Republican politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1847-48; Chief Justice of Minnesota Territorial Supreme Court, 1849-51
  • Alexander Goodrich, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1888
  • Alfred R. Goodrich, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 21st District, 1867; Connecticut state comptroller, 1873-77; Connecticut State Treasurer, 1883-85
  • ... (Another 63 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Goodrich


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Suggested Readings for the name Goodrich



  • Francis, Goodrich, Boardman by William F.J. Boardman.
  • The Goodrich Family in America: A Genealogy of the Descendants of John and William Goodrich of Wethersfield, Connecticut by Lafayette Wallace Case.

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Goodrich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goodrich 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.

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