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The ancestry of the name Rick dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Somerset. Rick is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the surname was originally derived from the Old English word risc which refers to those individuals who lived near the rushes.

Rick Early Origins



The surname Rick was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat during the Middle Ages.

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Rick Spelling Variations


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Rick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Rick have been found, including Ricks, Rickes, Rick, Rix, Rixon, Ricke and others.

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Rick Early History


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Rick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rick research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1274 and 1333 are included under the topic Early Rick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Rick, or a variant listed above:

Rick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Rick, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • John Jurgh Rick, aged 32, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johan Christian Rick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Herman Rick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Johannes Rick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Rick, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • August Rick, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860

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    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 August 2014 at 12:58.

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