Horrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Horrick comes from one of the family having worked as a shipwright or a sailor. The surname Horrick is derived from the Old English word horrok, which means part of a ship. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Early Origins of the Horrick family

The surname Horrick was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Horrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horrick research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1619 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Horrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horrick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Horrick have been found, including: Horrocks, Horrock, Horrox, Horrocksford, Horrex and others.

Early Notables of the Horrick family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horrick migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Horrick, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Horrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Rhodes Horrick, aged 32, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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