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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Werrich m. A derivative of Old Saxon waru, Old High German wara 'protection, watch' + Old High German rih 'ruler'.

The name was most common in France.

1116 Gerrici (gen) CartStBert 7
1079x1101 Guerrici (gen) CartStPC IX; 1130x1150 Guerricus (nom) ibid. XXVII; 1147 Guerricus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 16; 1162 Werricus (nom) ibid. 39; 1163 Guerrici (gen) ibid. 99; 1163–64 Werrico (abl) ibid. 113, Werricus (nom) ibid. 114; 1164 Vuerricus (nom) ibid. 122, Werrico (abl) ibid. 121, Werricus (nom) ibid. 121; 1166 Werrici (gen) ibid. 129, Werrico (abl) ibid. 129, Werricus (nom) ibid. 129; 1174 Werrici (gen) ibid. 160; 1179 Werrici (gen) ibid. 178, Werricus (nom) ibid. 177; 1257 Guerricus (nom) ArrestReg-volI IV, BMV; 1285 Werrici (gen) CartNDdOurscamp VII; 1301 Verrici (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 227, Werrici (gen) ibid. p. 253; 1378 Werico (dat) hanquetvol1 1543
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Werrich". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 1.