The Horlick 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 Horlick family
The surname Horlick 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 Horlick family
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Horlick Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Horlick has undergone many spelling variations
, including Harlock, Horlock, Horlick, Harloch, Harlok, Horliche, Hollick and many more.
Early Notables of the Horlick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horlick family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Horlick were among those contributors: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Horlick (post 1700)
- William Horlick Sr. (1846-1936), English-born, American food manufacturer and the original patent holder of malted milk, co-founder of Horlicks in 1873
- Sir James Cunliffe William Horlick (b. 1956), 6th Baronet of Cowley Manor, Gloucester, English peer
- Sir John James Macdonald Horlick (1922-1995), 5th Baronet of Cowley Manor, Gloucester, English peer
- Sir Peter James Cunliffe Horlick (1908-1958), 3rd Baronet of Cowley Manor, Gloucester, English peer
- Sir Ernest Burford Horlick (1880-1934), 2nd Baronet of Cowley Manor, Gloucester, English peer
- Sir James Horlick (1844-1921), 1st Baronet of Cowley Manor, Gloucester, English-born co-founder of the malted drink Horlicks
- Nicola Karina Christina Horlick (b. 1960), born Nicola Karina Christina Gayford, a British investment fund manager
- Sir James Nockells Horlick (1886-1972), 4th Baronet of Cowley Manor, Gloucester, Member of Parliament for Gloucester (1923-1929)