The English surname Warwick is an 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.” The county is first recorded as Waerincwicscir in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles of 1016, but the county town is even earlier being recorded in the Saxon Chartulary of 737 a.d. as "Waerincgwican". It was not until the recording as Warwic appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 that we have a spelling that in any way resembles the modern form. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Turchil de Waruuic, He was the Sheriff of Warwickshire, and dated 1086, in the Domesday Book of Warwickshire.
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