Warrack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Warrack belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the county of Warwickshire or in the settlement of Warwick in the county of Cumberland. The surname Warrack belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, farmsteads, counties, or other locations.
Early Origins of the Warrack family
The surname Warrack was first found in Cumberland where one of the first on record was Alwine of Warwick who held the castles and manor about the year 1050. His son, Turchil de Warwick  appeared in the Domesday Book in 1086 as a tenant of the same manors. "Turchil owned his surname to his office of sheriff or Warwickshire." 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list John de Warrewyc in Yorkshire, Matilda de Warewyck in Cambridgeshire and John de Warewyk in Oxfordshire. 
Further the north in Scotland, one of the first records of then name there was "Richardus de Warewic [who] witnessed William de Moreuille's charter c. 1196." 
A few years later, Willelmus de Warewic witnessed a charter by Adam de Hastengis of land of Kegildurs to Aberbrothros c. 1214-1226. Richard de Warwyk del count de Are rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. 
Early History of the Warrack family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warrack research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1642, 1406, 1406, 1401, 1406, 1414, 1609, 1683, 1640, 1683, 1680, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Warrack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Warrack Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Warrack include Warwick, Warwyke, Warrick, Warrack, Warrock, Warrich and many more.
Early Notables of the Warrack family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Warwick (fl. 1406), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Totnes in 1406; John Warwick, an English politician, Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire (1401-1406); John Warwick...
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Migration of the Warrack family to Ireland
Some of the Warrack family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Warrack family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Warrack were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: James Warwick settled in Placienta, Newfoundland, in 1784; John Warrick settled in Fogo, Newfoundland, in 1804; John Warwick settled in Virginia in 1774.
Contemporary Notables of the name Warrack (post 1700) +
- John Hamilton Warrack (b. 1928), English music critic, writer on music, and oboist, son of Guy Warrack)
- Allan Alexander Warrack (b. 1937), Canadian former politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1971-1979), Minister of Lands and Forests (1971-1975), Minister of Utilities and Telephones (1975-1979)
- Guy Warrack (1900-1986), Scottish composer and principal conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and from 1948-1951
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)