The Harlick surname comes from the Old English words "har," meaning "grey" and "locc," which refers to a lock of hair. Thus the surname was most likely formed from a nickname
for someone with a patch of grey hair.
Early Origins of the Harlick family
The surname Harlick was first found in Hampshire
where the family name was first referenced in the year 1066 when Borewoldus Horloc held a family seat
at Winton. The name literally means "grey lock" from the Old English words "har" + "locc." CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Harlick family
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Harlick Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Harlick were recorded, including Harlock, Horlock, Horlick, Harloch, Harlok, Horliche, Hollick and many more.
Early Notables of the Harlick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harlick family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Harlick family emigrate to North America:
Harlick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Harlick, who settled in Virginia in 1681
Harlick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Katha. Harlick, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
- Josef Harlick, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893
- Jan Harlick, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
- Jacob Harlick, who settled in New York, NY in 1893