Gutteridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Gutteridge has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the region of Goodrich or Gotheridge in the county of Hereford. The surname Gutteridge 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]

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]

Godric (1065?-1170), the founder of Finchale, "was born ‘in villula Hanapol,’ or, according to another account, at Walpole in Norfolk. His father's name was Ailward, his mother's Ædwin; and Godric, their first-born son, was called after his godfather. After a boyhood spent at home, Godric began to peddle small wares in the neighbouring shires. Later, as his gains increased, he took to frequenting castles and the town and city markets. A narrow escape from drowning while he was attempting to capture a stranded ‘dolphin’ or porpoise near the mouth of the Welland (c. 1082) seems to have given a serious turn to his thoughts." [3]

Early Origins of the Gutteridge family

The surname Gutteridge 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. [4]

Other early record include Gaufridus filius Godrici who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1207; Ralph Godric' who was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Worcestershire in 1199; Hugo Godriche in Suffolk in 1221; John Godryk listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1313; James Goodrich in Colchester in 1341; William Godright in 1363; Albreda Goderik in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379; and Simon Goderich in 1388. [5]

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]

Benjamin Franklin Goodrich (1841-1888), the American industrialist in the rubber industry and founder of B.F. Goodrich Company claimed descent from Ensign William Goodrich (1621-1676), from Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk who emigrated to America. The family had along history at Bury Saint Edmunds.

Early History of the Gutteridge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gutteridge research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1221, 1279, 1341, 1666, 1682, 1621, 1673, 1659, 1673, 1642, 1705, 1642, 1562 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Gutteridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gutteridge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gutteridge have been found, including Goodrich, Gooderidge, Goodrick, Goodricke, Goodridge, Goderich, Godriche, Godric, Godrige, Goderidge, Goodreed, Goodreid, Gutteridge, Guteridge, Guttridge, Gutridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Gutteridge family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Henry Goodrich of Ribstone Hall, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain in 1682; Francis Goodricke (1621-1673), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1673; and Rev. Charles Goodrich, the rector of Bittering Parva, county Norfolk. Sir Henry Goodricke (1642-1705), was an English diplomatist, eldest son of Sir John Goodricke (created Baronet by...
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United States Gutteridge migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gutteridge, or a variant listed above:

Gutteridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Gutteridge, who arrived in Watertown in 1636 [6]
  • John Gutteridge, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1642 [6]
  • John Gutteridge, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [6]
  • Henry Gutteridge, who settled in Maryland in 1673
  • Henry Gutteridge, who arrived in Maryland in 1673 [6]
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Gutteridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. Gutteridge, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Crewe, in 1892
Gutteridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Gutteridge, aged 59, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Edgar Gutteridge, aged 5, who landed in America from Leeds, in 1906
  • Elsie M Gutteridge, aged 16, who landed in America from West Croydon, in 1907
  • Ernest Gutteridge, aged 21, who settled in America from West Croydon, in 1907
  • Bertha M Gutteridge, aged 18, who landed in America from West Croydon, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Gutteridge migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gutteridge Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Mary K. Gutteridge, aged 50, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1915

Australia Gutteridge migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gutteridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Gutteridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gutteridge (post 1700) +

  • Donald Joseph Gutteridge (1912-2008), former Major League Baseball second and third baseman, coach and manager
  • Lucy Karima Gutteridge (b. 1956), English actress
  • Reg Gutteridge OBE (1924-2009), English boxing journalist and television commentator
  • Alan Gordon Gutteridge (1892-1942), Australian civil engineer and a founder of Gutteridge Haskins & Davey
  • Bernard Gutteridge (1916-1985), British poet

HMS Royal Oak
  • Ronald John Martin Gutteridge (1922-1939), British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [8]


  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. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
  8. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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