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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsSuthwycan, Sudwicha, Sudwic

Meaning & History

An English/Scottish locational name from a variety of places, including, Southwick in Northamptonshire, England, and Southwick in Gloucestershire, Sussex, Durham, Hampshire.
Named with the Old English pre-7th Century suth, meaning "south(ern)", and wic, an early loan-word from the Latin vicus meaning "dwelling-place" as well as "village", "Hamlet" and "dairy-farm".
Added 10/3/2018 by jenna.lucille
Edited 10/4/2018 by Sofia