There have been many discussions on the subect of 'wic' and it is
widely accept that it has the meaning of a place where something was
made: salt making, i.e. Saltwic or Sealtwic, being one of them, etc.
>kevin wooldridge wrote:
>> But couldn't 'wic' also come from the Scandinavian denoting 'a
>> settlement at the end of a long inlet' (hence the later wic-ings or
>> vikings). Surely, a settlement at the end of a long inlet perfectly
>> describes Hamwic, Londonwic, Ipswich, Norwich
>No - definitely not. ON 'vik' is rare in English place-names.