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The name Wrixon came to England with the ancestors of the Wrixon family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Wrixon family lived in Lancashire, at Rixton-with-Glazebrook, from whence they took their name.

Wrixon Early Origins



The surname Wrixon 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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Wrixon Spelling Variations


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Wrixon Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Rixton, Rixon, Rickston and others.

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Wrixon Early History


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Wrixon Early History



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

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Wrixon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wrixon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wrixon 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Wrixon or a variant listed above:

Wrixon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Wrixon, aged 56, who landed in America from Pontyprior, in 1904
  • Katie Wrixon, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Killarney, in 1919
  • George Wrixon, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Albert Wrixon, aged 24, who settled in America from Mallow, Cork, Ireland, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrixon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrixon (post 1700)



  • Maris Wrixon (1916-1999), American film and television actress who appeared in over 50 films
  • Eric Wrixon (1947-2015), Northern Irish keyboardist, founding member of Them and Thin Lizzy
  • Sir Henry John Wrixon KCMG, QC (1839-1913), Australian barrister and politician

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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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. 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.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Wrixon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrixon 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 15 June 2016 at 08:41.

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