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The Orrick surname is a habitational taken on from the place name Orrock in Fife.

Orrick Early Origins



The surname Orrick was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat in the lands of Orrock some say well before the 12th century. Simon Orrock is recorded as holding those lands in the year 1248. Simon, with his brother Freskinus and son Robert agreed to give the convent of Dunfermline the lands of Muyoch and Knokduy, part of the Clan lands of Orrock.

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Orrick Spelling Variations


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Orrick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Horrock, Horrocks, Orrock, Orrocks, Orrox, Horrox and others.

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Orrick Early History


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Orrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orrick research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1316, 1513, 1672, 1690, and 1750 are included under the topic Early Orrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orrick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Orrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orrick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Orrick, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Orrick (post 1700)



  • William H. Orrick Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964
  • Johnson Orrick (b. 1833), American politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861
  • John C. Orrick, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868
  • John C. Orrick, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore County, 1834, 1837-38, 1840-41, 1846
  • J. Smith Orrick, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore County, 1892
  • Edward Orrick, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore County, 1818-22
  • Benjamin Orrick, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 6th District, 1852-53

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Solus Christus mea rupes
Motto Translation: Christ alone is my rock.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    11. ...

    The Orrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orrick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 September 2016 at 15:49.

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