|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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