This interesting name of English origin is from the Olde English and Anglo Saxon pre 7th Century given name 'Wulfric' composed of the elements 'wulf' wolf and 'ric', power, thus wolf, powerful. The popularity of the name allowed it to survive the Normanising of the Poll Tax Period, when many Saxon names were lost. In the modern idiom there are many variants of this name which include Wollrich, Woolrych, Woolridge, Wolrich, Wolrige, Woolwright, Ullrich, Ulrik. London church records include one Richard Woolrich who married Bridgett Moones on October 7th 1582 at St. Giles, Cripplegate. Thomas Wolrich who was christened at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, on March 31st 1619 and Susanna Woolrich who married John Smith at Allhallows London wall on April 7th 1659. One John Woolrich together with his wife Mary and son Isaach, were famine emigrants who sailed from Liverpool aboard the ship the "Rappahanock", bound for New York on Jun 24th 1846. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Wulfric, which was dated 1212, Curia Rolls, Berkshire, during the reign of King John, 'Lackland', 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Woolrich — steht für: Cornell Woolrich (1903–1968), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller Woolrich, Inc., von John Rich 1830 gegründetes US amerikanisches Stoff und Bekleidungsunternehmen Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Untersch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Woolrich —    This is a woolen mill founded by John Rich in Plum Run, Pennsylvania, in 1830 and later moved to Woolrich, Pennsylvania, in 1845. The company has a rich history from supplying blankets to the Union Army during the Civil War (1861 1865) to… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • Woolrich Historic Garden Accommodation — (Олинда,Австралия) Категория отеля: 4,5 звезд Адрес: 20 Woolrich Road …   Каталог отелей

  • Woolrich, Inc. — Logos der verschiedenen Woolrich Kollektionen Woolrich, Inc. ist ein 1830 von John Rich in Pennsylvania gegründetes, bis heute existentes amerikanisches Bekleidungsunternehmen, welches zunächst durch rustikale Outdoor Bekleidung für Herren und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Woolrich, John Stephen — SUBJECT AREA: Electricity, Metallurgy [br] b. 1821 Birmingham, England d. 27 February 1850 King s Norton, England [br] English chemist who found in the electroplating process one of the earliest commercial applications of the magneto electric… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Woolrich Arsenal Case —    One of the early failures of Soviet intelligence in Great Britain in the late 1930s was the Woolrich Arsenal Case. Soviet illegals recruited British Communist Party members with access to military secrets at the arsenal. These agents ran in… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • Woolrich, Cornell — vero none di Irish, William …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Cornell Woolrich — Cornell George Hopley Woolrich (4 December 1903 – 25 September 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer who sometimes wrote under the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley. His biographer, Francis Nevins Jr., rated Woolrich the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cornell Woolrich — Cornell George Hopley Woolrich (* 4. Dezember 1903 in New York; † 25. September 1968 ebenda) war ein US amerikanischer Schriftsteller, der in der Hauptsache durch seine düsteren Kriminalromane und Detektivgeschichten bekannt ist. Er prägte ganz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cornell Woolrich — Cornell George Hopley Woolrich, más conocido por sus seudónimos William Irish o George Hopley (Nueva York, 4 de diciembre de 1903 idem, 25 de septiembre de 1968), fue un escritor estadounidense de novelas policiacas y de misterio. Biografía Tras… …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.