When Elijah Goodrich was born on 30 June 1788, in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elijah Hubbard Goodrich Jr, was 34 and his mother, Zilphia Stone, was 41. He married Polly Goodrich on 15 October 1820, in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 24 May 1852, in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.
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.