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Subject: Re: Etymology of Warrick?
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: June 30, 2006 at 5:39:21 PM
Reply to: Etymology of Warrick? by Bri
According to A Dictionary of Surnames by Reaney & Wilson, Warrick and Warrack are English surnames:

"In building, the lashings for scaffolds were tightened by driving in wedges called warrocks. ....The surname is probably metonymic for a maker of warrocks or a builder of scaffolds. It has been assimilated to Warwick with which it has been confused."

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