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Amick Early Origins



The surname Amick was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in the county.

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Amick Spelling Variations


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Amick Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Alnwick, Alnick, Annick, Annicke, Almwake, Alnwyk and others.

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Amick Early History


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Amick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amick research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1069, 1230, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Amick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Amick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Amick 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Amick or a variant listed above were:

Amick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amick, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • J. W. Amick, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1904
  • M.L. Amick, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Adele Amick, aged 42, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amick (post 1700)



  • Richard "Red" Amick (1929-1995), American racecar driver
  • Mädchen E. Amick (b. 1970), American Soap Opera Digest Award nominated actress, best known for playing Shelly Johnson on the television series Twin Peaks (1990)
  • Lyndon Amick (b. 1977), American former NASCAR driver
  • George R. "Little George" Amick (b. 1924), American racecar driver who was killed in a crash in a USAC 100-mile (160 km) race at Daytona International Speedway
  • Eugene Earle Amick Jr. (1919-1942), American Naval officer aboard the USS Astoria (CA-34) during World War II, eponym of the USS Amick (DE-168), a Cannon-class destroyer escort
  • Bill Amick (1925-1995), American NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup Series) driver

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Amick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amick 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 7 March 2016 at 08:02.

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