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The ancestors of the bearers of the Rixon family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the county of Somerset. Rixon 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 Early Origins



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

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Rixon Spelling Variations


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Rixon Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Rixon include Ricks, Rickes, Rick, Rix, Rixon, Ricke and others.

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Rixon Early History


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Rixon Early History



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

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Rixon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rixon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rixon 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Rixon or a variant listed above:

Rixon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Rixon, who landed in Maryland in 1671

Rixon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Rixon, who arrived in America in 1744-1746
  • John Rixon migrated to Carolina in 1774
  • Jacob and John Rixon who settled in Carolina in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rixon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rixon (post 1700)



  • Helene Rixon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1952

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Rixon Historic Events


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Rixon Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James A Rixon, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Rixon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rixon 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 10 November 2015 at 08:54.

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