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The surname Wyrick is of German origin, and is derived from a nickname meaning "priest spreading incense." Etymologists believe that the name Wyrick may also be derived from the personal names Wirich, Wigerich, and Wigirich, indicating descent.

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The surname Wyrick was first found in Saarburg, where Wiricus Vogelhunt was mentioned in records dating from 1229. His name was likely passed down through his descendants as the surname Wyrick.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyrick, Wyrich, Weihrich, Wierich, Wierig, Wierick, Weyrich and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyrick research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1469, 1515, 1573, 1601, 1603, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Wyrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wyrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gustav Wyrick, aged 21, who landed in America from Asperg, Germany, in 1910
  • Karl Wyrick, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Asperg, Germany, in 1910
  • George Wyrick, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Eugene Wyrick, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1923
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  • Jimmy Wyrick (b. 1976), former American NFL football cornerback
  • Charles A. Wyrick, American politician, Member of the Oklahoma Senate from the 1st district
  • Steve Wyrick (b. 1970), American magician, best known for his headline show at the Las Vegas Hilton
  • Phil Wyrick, American Republican politician, Member of Arkansas State Senate; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1998
  • Perry T. Wyrick, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State Senate 27th District, 1936
  • Natesha Wyrick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Jim Wyrick, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 8th District, 1994
  • James Douglas Wyrick, American politician, Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1946
  • H. M. Wyrick, American Republican politician, Pastor; Speaker, Republican National Convention, 1948
  • Charles Wyrick, American Democrat politician, Member of Oklahoma State Senate 1st District; Elected 2004
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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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