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The name Rixson reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Rixson family lived in Lancashire, at Rixton-with-Glazebrook, from whence they took their name.

Rixson Early Origins



The surname Rixson was first found in Lancashire at Rixton-with-Glazebrook, a civil parish in the unitary authority of Warrington. Traditionally part of Lancashire, the hamlet of Rixton, this local dates back to the reign of King John where it "was the seat of a family of the local name, the last male descendant of whom was Alan Rixton, in the reign of Edward III." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Rixson Spelling Variations


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Rixson Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Rixson family name include Rixton, Rixon, Rickston and others.

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Rixson Early History


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Rixson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rixson research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 106 and 1066 are included under the topic Early Rixson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rixson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rixson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rixson 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Rixson family to immigrate North America: Jacob and John Rixon who settled in Carolina in 1774.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rixson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rixson (post 1700)



  • Air Commodore Denis Fenn Rixson CVO, OBE, DFC, AFC (1918-1994), British pilot during World War II and a senior Royal Air Force officer, Commandant Royal Observer Corps (19681971)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Rixson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rixson 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 23 January 2017 at 08:33.

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