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Where did the German Wyrick family come from? What is the German Wyrick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wyrick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wyrick family history?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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyrick, Wyrich, Weihrich, Wierich, Wierig, Wierick, Weyrich and many more.
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.
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.
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wyrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
- 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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- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
- Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
The Wyrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wyrick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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