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The ancestors of the Rixe surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the county of Somerset. Rixe 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. Rixon is a village near Sturminster Newton in Dorset.

Rixe Early Origins



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

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Rixe Spelling Variations


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Rixe Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Rixe include Ricks, Rickes, Rick, Rix, Rixon, Ricke and others.

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Rixe Early History


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Rixe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rixe research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1274 and 1333 are included under the topic Early Rixe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rixe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rixe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Rixe In Ireland


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Rixe In Ireland



Some of the Rixe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Peter Rix, who sailed to Virginia in 1663; John Ricks, who sailed to Maryland in 1664; Christopher Ricks migrated to Pennsylvania 1771; Charles Ricks migrated to Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1836.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Rixe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rixe 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 1 November 2017 at 12:21.

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