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

Ryks Early Origins



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

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Ryks Spelling Variations


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Ryks 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. Ryks has been recorded under many different variations, including Ricks, Rickes, Rick, Rix, Rixon, Ricke and others.

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Ryks Early History


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Ryks Early History



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

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Ryks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ryks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ryks 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 Ryks or a variant listed above: 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

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Ryks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ryks 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 June 2014 at 20:49.

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