The English surname Chadwick is an habitational name from any of various places called Chadwick, in Merseyside, Warwickshire, and two in Worcestershire. One of the places in Worcestershire and the one in Warwickshire are named as ‘the dairy farm (Old English wic) of Ceadel’. The other in Worcestershire and the one in Merseyside are named as ‘Ceadda’s dairy farm’. Ceadda was the name of a famous Anglo-Saxon bishop, St. Chad. The first written reference to the name is in 1221 when Richard de Chadeleswic was a witness in the "Assize Court Rolls of Warwickshire." Andrew de Chadewyke is listed in the Chartulary of Whalley Abbey (1328). On October 24th 1585, John Chadwick married Joan Dimock at St. Dunstan's in the East, London, and Richard, son of John Chadwick, was christened in the same place on October 13th 1588.
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