The Horliche 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 Horliche family
The surname Horliche 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 Horliche family
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Horliche Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Horliche family name include Harlock, Horlock, Horlick, Harloch, Harlok, Horliche, Hollick and many more.
Early Notables of the Horliche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horliche family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Horliche surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Edward Harlock, who arrived in Maryland in 1653; Alice Hollick, who settled in Virginia in 1663; Abram Harlock, who came to Virginia in 1666; George Harlock, who settled in Maryland in 1667.