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The name Rearick has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as O Riordain. The original form of the surname was O Rioghbhardain, which was originally derived from the words "riogh bhard," meaning "royal bard."

Rearick Early Origins



The surname Rearick was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster.

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Rearick Spelling Variations


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Rearick Spelling Variations



The search for the origins of the name Rearick family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include O'Riordan, Riordan, O'Rearden, Rearden and others.

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Rearick Early History


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Rearick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rearick research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Rearick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rearick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rearick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rearick 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



In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North Ameri ca. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Rearick or a variant listed above, including:

Rearick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ella L. Rearick, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Norwooth Rearick, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Walter Rearick, aged 68, who emigrated to Ashland, IL, in 1924
  • Helen Rearick, aged 39, who emigrated to Ashland, IL, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rearick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rearick (post 1700)



  • Janet Cox- Rearick (b. 1930), American art historian
  • Dave Rearick (1934-1960), American rock climber and mathematician, best known for his ascent of the Diamond which was reported in newspapers across America in 1960
  • Norman L. Rearick, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1912
  • George F. Rearick, American politician, Mayor of Danville, Illinois, 1919
  • David Rearick, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 55th District, 1919-22

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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: Pro Deo et patria
Motto Translation: For God and country.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Rearick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rearick 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 17 November 2015 at 11:16.

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