It is interesting and sometimes funny how people get stories mixed with facts on surnames. The name Kerrick is indeed Scot originated. The original spelling was KRX from the 11th Century from the Kings who settled in what is known as Carric County Areshyre Scotland. The first Kerrick was from Normandy and a King. Later on the name became Carric, and when duncan de Carric came about his grandson moved to Ireland and called himself Kennedy. Carric is a sept of the Kenndey Clan. When the Carricks moved on to Ireland, England and America, the names changed to Kerrick then Karrick and some spelled it back to Carrick. There were some indentured servants from Germany who took the name Carrick when they gained their freedom, there original name was Kerch. So if you know any Kerches, this is a good lead for them as well. The name Kerrick or how you want to spell since it is from the orignal first line, does not mean brave or coward. It refers to jagged edge of rocks, or mossy rocks on jagged edges. Also, the Carrick battle cry is "NON QUAM PARATIS", it means, never unprepared.