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Goodrich Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Goderiche Old English Gōdrīc composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + rīc ‘power’. English: habitational name from Goodrich (Herefordshire) a shortened form for ‘castle Goodrich’ which takes its name from Godric Mapson a holder of the estate recorded in the Domesday Book. Americanized form of German Güttrich cognate with 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Goldrich, Goodrick, Goodwin, Aldrich, Herdrich, Goldring, Heidrich

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Where is the Goodrich family from?

You can see how Goodrich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goodrich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goodrich families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 48 Goodrich families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Goodrich's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Goodrich families in 1911.
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What did your Goodrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Goodrich. 69% of Goodrich men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Engineer
  • Driver
  • Salesman
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There are 132,000 census records available for the last name Goodrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goodrich census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Goodrich. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Goodrich. For the veterans among your Goodrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goodrich lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Goodrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Goodrich in 1942 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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