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The Anglo-Saxon name Rix comes from when the family resided in the county of Somerset. Rix 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.

Rix Early Origins



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

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Rix Spelling Variations


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Rix Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Rix has been recorded under many different variations, including Ricks, Rickes, Rick, Rix, Rixon, Ricke and others.

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Rix Early History


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Rix Early History



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

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Rix Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rix Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rix 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rix or a variant listed above:

Rix Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Rix, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1657
  • Peter Rix, who landed in Virginia in 1663-1664
  • Peter Rix, who sailed to Virginia in 1663

Rix Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Rix moved to Galveston Texas in 1850
  • Daniel F Rix, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • H Rix, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Rix Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Rix, married at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Rix Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Israel Rix, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rix (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rix (post 1700)



  • Mark S. Rix, American Republican politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Dummer 1956
  • Mark Rix, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Shelburne, 1948
  • James M. Rix, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 12th District, 1852-54
  • Howard A. Rix, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1905-06, 1931-32
  • Charles N. Rix, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1888, 1900, 1912, 1916, 1920
  • Carl B. Rix, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940
  • Tyler Rix, English saxophonist
  • Graham Rix (b. 1957), English football player and coach
  • Brian Norman Roger Rix CBE, DL (1924-2016), Baron Rix, a British actor and activist
  • Martyn Rix, botanist, editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

The Rix Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rix 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 28 November 2016 at 14:15.

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