Show ContentsKillick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Killick begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Kilnwick or Kilnwick Percy in the East Riding of Yorkshire. They are now found in Humberside, a new county formed after the reorganization of local government in England in 1974. The place-name is based on the Old English personal name Cylla, and means "farm of a man named Cylla." [1] Kilnwick was recorded as Chileuuit [2] in the Domesday Book in 1086, and as Killingwic in the 12th century. Kilnwick Percy was named Chelingewic in 1086, as is recorded in the Domesday Book. The surname means "of Kilnwick."

Early Origins of the Killick family

The surname Killick was first found in Yorkshire at Kilnwick (or Kilnwick-on-the-Wolds), a village and parish in the Yorkshire Wolds. "Many provincial dialects drop the final N of Kiln; and the W in the termination, as in War(w)ick, Nor(w)ich." [3]

Early History of the Killick family

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Killick 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 Killick has undergone many spelling variations, including Killick, Killwick, Killik, Killicke and others.

Early Notables of the Killick family (pre 1700)

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United States Killick migration to the United States +

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 Killick were among those contributors:

Killick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Killick, who landed in America in 1806 [4]

Australia Killick migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Killick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Killick, aged 31, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"

Contemporary Notables of the name Killick (post 1700) +

  • Lawrence Findley "Larry" Killick (1922-2013), former American NBA basketball player who played in 1947
  • William Killick (1855-1938), English cricketer who played for Surrey in the late 1800s
  • Marie Louise Killick (1914-2000), English audio engineer who patented the truncated-tip sapphire stylus in 1945 for playing gramophone records, but lost the patent
  • Harry Killick (1837-1877), English cricketer from Crabtree, Sussex, active 1866 to 1875
  • Ernest Harry Killick (1875-1948), English first class cricketer who played for Sussex in the early 1900s
  • Anthony Killick (1829-1881), English cricketer from Withyham, Sussex
  • Edgar Thomas "Tom" Killick (1907-1953), English cricketer who played in two Tests in 1929
  • Tim Killick (b. 1958), English television and theatre actor
  • Gordon Cecil "Bill" Killick (1899-1962), British silver medalist rower at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Admiral Hammerton Killick (d. 1902), of the Haitian Navy who who scuttled his own ship, by igniting the magazine, and went down with the ship, instead of surrendering to German forces, in 1902, at Gonaïves, Haiti, eponym of Killick, Haiti
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  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. 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) on Facebook