The name Wrichson arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Wrichson family lived in Lancashire
, at Rixton-with-Glazebrook, from whence they took their name.
Early Origins of the Wrichson family
The surname Wrichson 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Wrichson family
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Wrichson Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Rixton, Rixon, Rickston and others.
Early Notables of the Wrichson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wrichson family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wrichson or a variant listed above: Jacob and John Rixon who settled in Carolina in 1774.