Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the county of Warwickshire or in the settlement of Warwick in the county of Cumberland. The surname Warrak 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 Warrak family
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list John de Warrewyc in Yorkshire, Matilda de Warewyck in Cambridgeshire and John de Warewyk in Oxfordshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
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) 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the Warrak family
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Warrak Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Warrak has appeared include Warwick, Warwyke, Warrick, Warrack, Warrock, Warrich and many more.
Early Notables of the Warrak family (pre 1700)
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 Warrak family to Ireland
Some of the Warrak family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Warrak family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Warrak arrived in North America very early: James Warwick settled in Placienta, Newfoundland, in 1784; John Warrick settled in Fogo, Newfoundland, in 1804; John Warwick settled in Virginia in 1774.
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