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Re: Trevick may be Norwegian? Viking?
Posted by: lynn Date: June 28, 2001 at 12:10:49
In Reply to: Re: Trevick may be Norwegian? Viking? by Marge of 187

Trawick/Traweek/Trevic all seem to be from the same line, spelling changed over many years. Tre in Norwegian is three and vic or wyk or vick refers to rivers or lakes, loosely the "town where three waters meet". Checking ancient maps you'll find many Norwegian names ending in wyk or vic. Joe's family legend was that they were Viking raiders to Northumberland in 1000 AD. Vikings were pretty wide spread throughout Britian, including a huge settlement in Dublin, many in Wales, York another settlement, and of course Normandy in France. (the intertwining of Celt and Saxon and Dane and Norwegien is fascinating but difficult to untangle) I have received partial info of a Trewick line from 1200 to 1400's which uses'de Trewick'. Another wonderful find was that the Celtic (Druid?) worshipers of Brigid (later to become a Christain St. Brigid) or Brigantia made offerings to her at the meeting of three waters. How's that for ancient history? All speculation of course, but has a true ring to it. Lynn

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