Warrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Warrick name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Warrick was originally derived from a family having lived in the county of Warwickshire or in the settlement of Warwick in the county of Cumberland. The surname Warrick 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 Warrick family

The surname Warrick 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 [1] 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." [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list John de Warrewyc in Yorkshire, Matilda de Warewyck in Cambridgeshire and John de Warewyk in Oxfordshire. [3]

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." [4]

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. [4]

Early History of the Warrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warrick 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 Warrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Warrick Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Warrick include Warwick, Warwyke, Warrick, Warrack, Warrock, Warrich and many more.

Early Notables of the Warrick 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...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Warrick family to Ireland

Some of the Warrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 80 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Warrick migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Warrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Warrick, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [5]
Warrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William and Elizabeth Warrick arrived with their two children in New York in 1822

Canada Warrick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warrick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Warrick, who settled in Fogo, Newfoundland, in 1804 [6]

Australia Warrick migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Warrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Francis Warrick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [7]
  • Joseph Warrick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [7]
  • Samson Warrick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [7]
  • John Warrick, aged 22, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Warrick (post 1700) +

  • Delia Juanita Warrick (1945-2008), known as Dee Dee Warwick, an American soul singer, niece of Cissy Houston and the cousin of Whitney Houston
  • Joby Warrick (b. 1960), American Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who worked for The Washington Post and The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C
  • J. K. Warrick (b. 1945), American minister and general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene
  • Harley E. Warrick (1924-2000), American Mail Pouch tobacco advertising barn painter who painted tobacco ads on barns across 13 states in the American Midwest and Appalachian states; he is believed to have painted or retouched over 20,000 Mail Pouch signs
  • Ruth Warrick (1915-2005), American singer, actress and activist, best known for her role as Phoebe Tyler Wallingford on All My Children (1970-2005) and for her film debut role in Citizen Kane, awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2004
  • Peter Warrick (b. 1977), American NFL football wide receiver who played from 2000 to 2011
  • Douglas Warrick, American assistant professor in biophysics at the zoology department of Oregon State University
  • Bryan Anthony Warrick (b. 1959), American former NBA basketball player who played from 1982 to 1988
  • Hakim Warrick (b. 1982), American NBA basketball player

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  8. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.

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