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The ancestors of the name Guthridge date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Guthridge family lived in the region of Goodrich or Gotheridge in the county of Hereford. The surname Guthridge 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."

Guthridge Early Origins



The surname Guthridge 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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Guthridge Spelling Variations


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Guthridge Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Guthridge are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Guthridge include: Goodrich, Gooderidge, Goodrick, Goodricke, Goodridge, Goderich, Godriche, Godric, Godrige, Goderidge, Goodreed, Goodreid, Gutteridge, Guteridge, Guttridge, Gutridge and many more.

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Guthridge Early History


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Guthridge Early History



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

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Guthridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guthridge 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 Guthridge 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Guthridge or a variant listed above:

Guthridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Guthridge, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guthridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guthridge (post 1700)



  • George Guthridge (b. 1948), American author and educator who has published over 70 short stories and five novels, co-awarded the Bram Stoker Award for the Year's Best Horror Novel in 1997
  • William Wallace "Bill" Guthridge (1937-2015), retired American college basketball coach
  • Esther Guthridge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956
  • Edward Guthridge, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1879-83
  • Richard Charles Guthridge (1837-1934), English-born, Australian settler and merchant seaman recognized in 1998 by the Premier of Victoria as one of the earliest and most significant pioneers of the State
  • Nehemiah Guthridge (1808-1878), Irish-born, Australian ironmonger, a city councillor in Melbourne

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Guthridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guthridge 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 1 February 2016 at 09:21.

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