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Goodrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print

In ancient times, the name was also a personal name as in Godric, the abbot of Winchcombe and Godric, the sheriff of Berkshire. Both were listed as freemen shortly after the Norman Conquest. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early Origins of the Goodrich family


The surname Goodrich was first found in various locations throughout ancient Britain. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Walter Goderiche in Bedfordshire; William Godriche in Oxfordshire; Stephen Godrich in Suffolk; and Ambrosius filius Godrige in Cambridgeshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Further to the north in Scotland, "Dougal fiz Gothrik of the county of Dunfres who rendered homage in 1296 is probably Dougal Gotherykessone of the county of Wyggetone, and Dugall, son of Gotrich, juror on an inquest at Berwick in the same year." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early History of the Goodrich family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goodrich research.
Another 379 words (27 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Goodrich family (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)...
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Migration of the Goodrich family to Ireland


Some of the Goodrich family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Goodrich family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [4]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Athenian" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ATHENIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Athenian.htm
  • Samuel Goodrich, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

Contemporary Notables of the name Goodrich (post 1700)


  • Benjamin Franklin Goodrich (1841-1888), American industrialist in the rubber industry, founder of the Goodrich Corporation
  • 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) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Donald Goodrich. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Goodrich/Donald_Reuben/USA.html
  • 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
  • Gail Goodrich (b. 1943), Hall of Fame, professional (NBA) basketball player
  • Leland Matthew Goodrich (1899-1990), American political scientist
  • Alexander Goodrich, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1888 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 63 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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


  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ATHENIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Athenian.htm
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Donald Goodrich. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Goodrich/Donald_Reuben/USA.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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