Worrwyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Worrwyke is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the county of Warwickshire or in the settlement of Warwick in the county of Cumberland. The surname Worrwyke 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 Worrwyke family
The surname Worrwyke 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 Worrwyke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worrwyke 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 Worrwyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Worrwyke Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Worrwyke family name include Warwick, Warwyke, Warrick, Warrack, Warrock, Warrich and many more.
Early Notables of the Worrwyke 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 Worrwyke family to Ireland
Some of the Worrwyke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Worrwyke family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Worrwyke surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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- ^ 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)