[ANSTHRLD] Karrick

doug bell magnus77840 at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 11 21:30:45 PDT 2003

To the best of my memory there is no K in Gaelic or Old English.
The K comes into Middle and Modern English.
It looks like the name was a given in Old English as Cerric
and passed into use as a surname in the Middle Ages
before coming into used as a given name in our time.

If you use the Old English spelling be careful what
is chosen as a byname.

Magnus von Lubeck

> > I am looking to document, in some form or fashion, the name 'Karrick',
>as a secondary choice 'Kerrick', as a Given Name.  Registerability is the
>key, nothing else.
> > Timothy
>It seems that the surname <Kerrick> comes from OE <Cenric>, R&W, s.n.
>Kerrich, Kerridge, et.al., page 263.
>Pre-Conquest Personal Names of the Domesday Book by von Fielitzen, p.214,
>s.n. <Cerret>, and <Cerric> says to see <Coelraed>, <Coelric>.  <Ceolric>
>has the spellings of <Gelricus>, <Cerric> (Cerricus).  It is noted that the
>G in <Gelricus> is a scribal error.
>The surname <Carrick>, R&W, p. 84 says "Usually from the district of
>(Ayr), but the Oxford example suggests that there was also another source
>the surname."
>Bardsely, s.n. Carrick, p.161. Local, 'at the carrick,' from residence on
>by the carrick, or craig, or crag; Gaelic, carraig 'a rock'. No dates.
>Andrea / Maridonna

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