The name Sillick first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the parish of Sellick found in the county of Herefordshire
. The surname Sillick is a habitation name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Early Origins of the Sillick family
The surname Sillick was first found in Herefordshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Sillick family
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Sillick Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Sillick has appeared include Sellick, Selleck, Sellock, Sellock, Sellecke, Seliock, Sellighe, Sellioke and many more.
Early Notables of the Sillick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sillick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sillick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Joseph Sillick, (b. 1847), aged 27, Cornish miner departing on 8th December 1874 aboard the ship "Baron Aberdare" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th March 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf