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First name origin & meaning:

American: Fast, remarkable

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English, German, and Dutch: nickname for a lively or agile person, from Middle English quik, Middle High German quick, Middle Dutch quic ‘alive’, ‘lively’, ‘fresh’.
  2. English: habitational name for someone who lived at a place called Cowick (notably one in Devon), denoting an outlying dairy farm, from Old English cūwīc, from ‘cow’ + wīc ‘outlying settlement’.
  3. Cornish: habitational name from Gweek in the parish of Constantine, named from Cornish gwyk, which may have meant either ‘village’ or ‘forest’, or a topographic name from the same word.
  4. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a place overgrown with couch grass (Old English cwice).
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