Show ContentsGullickson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gullickson 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 Gullickson family

The surname Gullickson 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 Gullickson family

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

Gullickson Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gullickson family (pre 1700)

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Gullickson Ranking

In the United States, the name Gullickson is the 14,053rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Gullickson family to Ireland

Some of the Gullickson 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 Gullickson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gullickson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • J.M. Gullickson, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1920 from Constantinople [2]
  • Juluis Gullickson, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Tippecanoe" from New York [2]
  • Julius Gullickson, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Tippecanoe" from Rio de Janeiro [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gullickson (post 1700) +

  • F. L. Gullickson, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1936 [3]
  • Chester Gullickson, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1952 [3]
  • Albert O. Gullickson (b. 1875), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 66th District, 1917-18 [3]

The Gullickson 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. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook