Last name: BERWICK

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All you have to know about the last name BERWICK

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BERWICK : This last name is indexed 28,340 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BERWICK : English and Scottish: habitational name primarily from Berwick-on-Tweed on the Northumbrian coast at the mouth of the Tweed river a border town that regularly changed hands between the Scots and the English. Also from any of the places called Berwick in Dorset and elsewhere Berrick in Oxfordshire Barwick in Norfolk and Yorkshire or Barricks in High Easter Essex. This could also be a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) outlying grange’ from Middle English ber(e)wik ‘outlying grange or farm demesne farm’ (Old English berewīc ‘barley farm’).

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