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The ancestors of the name Goodrick date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the region of Goodrich or Gotheridge in the county of Hereford. The surname Goodrick 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."

Goodrick Early Origins



The surname Goodrick 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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Goodrick Spelling Variations


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Goodrick Spelling Variations



Goodrick has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Goodrich, Gooderidge, Goodrick, Goodricke, Goodridge, Goderich, Godriche, Godric, Godrige, Goderidge, Goodreed, Goodreid, Gutteridge, Guteridge, Guttridge, Gutridge and many more.

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Goodrick Early History


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Goodrick Early History



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

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Goodrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goodrick 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 Goodrick 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Goodricks to arrive on North American shores:

Goodrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Goodrick, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Annie Goodrick, aged 22, who settled in America from Southampton, in 1897
  • Gertrude Goodrick, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, in 1898

Goodrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Isabella Goodrick, aged 26, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Frederick Elizur Goodrick, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Gertrude Goodrick, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Margaret Goodrick, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1915
  • Walter Goodrick, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, England, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goodrick (post 1700)



  • Mick Goodrick (b. 1945), American jazz guitarist and educator
  • Garney Goodrick (1895-1929), Australian sportsman, first-class cricketer for Tasmania and Australia
  • Alan "Gimpo" Goodrick, British film director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 14 August 2015 at 02:03.

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