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Wickliff Surname Origin

(Origin Saxon) From Hwic, white, and klif, a rock or cliff; or rather from wic, a Saxon word for borough or village, the town on the cliff; a village six miles from Richmond, in Yorkshire, England, from which the family derive their name, and of which they were possessed from the time of the Conquest by William the Conqueror till the year 1606. Wycliffe translated the Bible in 1338, and one half of the nation before his death are said to have embraced, in a greater or less degree, his opinions, which spread with rapidity over Europe.

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Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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