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Warwick Name Meaning

habitational name from the county seat of Warwickshire, or a regional name from the county itself. The city was originally named as the ‘outlying settlement (Old English wic) by the weir (a hypothetical Old English wæring)’. Compare Warrington. habitational name from a much smaller place of the same name in Cumbria, named with Old English waroð ‘bank’ + wic.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Harwick, Barwick, Garrick, Warlick, Hardwick, Farwick, Garlick

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Where is the Warwick family from?

You can see how Warwick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Warwick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Warwick families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 26 Warwick families living in Virginia. This was about 28% of all the recorded Warwick's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Warwick families in 1840.
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What did your Warwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Warwick. 17% of Warwick men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Warwick women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Warwick were Clerk and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Warwick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Warwick. For the veterans among your Warwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Warwick lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Warwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Warwick in 1949 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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