Gulick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gulick 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 Gulick family

The surname Gulick 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 Gulick family

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

Gulick Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gulick family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Gulick family to Ireland

Some of the Gulick 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.


United States Gulick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gulick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gertrud Wilkens Gulick, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1653 [1]
  • Hendrik Gulick, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1653 [1]
  • Joachim Gulick, who landed in Long Island in 1653 [1]
  • Jochem Gulick, who arrived in New Jersey in 1653 [1]
Gulick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard M Gulick, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gulick (post 1700) +

  • Merle Gulick (1906-1976), American football player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1965
  • Luther Halsey Gulick (1892-1993), American political scientists, Eaton Professor of Municipal Science and Administration at Columbia University
  • Luther Halsey Gulick Jr. MD (1865-1918), American physical education instructor, co-founder with his wife of the Camp Fire Girls
  • Sidney Gulick (1860-1945), American missionary
  • Peter Johnson Gulick (1796-1877), American missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii and Japan
  • John Thomas "J. T." Gulick (1832-1923), American missionary and naturalist from Hawaii
  • Frances Jewett Gulick (1891-1936), American YMCA worker who was awarded a United States Army citation for valor and courage on the field during the aerial bombardment of Varmaise, Oise, France in World War I
  • Esther Gulick (1911-1995), American environmentalist, co-founder of the Save San Francisco Bay Association, later named Save The Bay
  • Sidney Lewis "Denny" Gulick, American mathematician, professor of mathematics at University of Maryland, College Park
  • Grover C. "Bill" Gulick (1916-2013), American novelist and historian
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Gulick 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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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