Early Origins of the Horswyke family
The surname Horswyke was first found in Cumbria
at one of the villages of Great Urswick and Little Urswick, together called Urswick. The villages date back to at least 1150 where they were listed as Ursewica. The name literally means "dwelling or (dairy) farm by the bison lake" derived from the Old English or Old Scandinavian words ur + sae + wic. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of the name was in 1401 when Robert of Urswick held estates in the southern neighborly northern Lancashire.
Early History of the Horswyke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horswyke research.Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1449, 1471, 1455, 1487, 1448 and 1522 are included under the topic Early Horswyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Horswyke Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Urswick, Urswicke, Urswyke, Urswyck, Urswycke, Urwick, Ursweeke, Ursweek, Horswick, Horswyck, Horswyke, Hurswicke and many more.
Early Notables of the Horswyke family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include the Sir Thomas Urswick of London; and Christopher Urswick (c.
1448-1522), English priest and confessor of Margaret Beaufort, Rector of Puttenham... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horswyke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Horswyke family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles R. Worswick, who settled in San Francisco in 1852; Edward Worswick, and Thomas Worswick, who were on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871.