Early Origins of the Amwick family
The surname Amwick 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.
Early History of the Amwick family
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Amwick Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Amwick family name include Alnwick, Alnick, Annick, Annicke, Almwake, Alnwyk and others.
Early Notables of the Amwick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Amwick family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Amwick family to immigrate North America: Amick, aged 58, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1904; Adele Amick, aged 42, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Paris, France, in 1910; J. W. Amick, aged 46, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1904.