Last name: Rix
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My branch of the family come from Norfolk where in a smal town called Wells-Next- The-Sea there is a huge concentraion of Rix's. My forebears moved from the Norfolk vilage of West Shesham ?? or Swanton Morley in the mid 1800s to settle in South Yorkshire which was a burgeoning boom are during that period. I have a strong suspision that our family orginaly came from the low countries - Holland - Belgium - Luxembourg or even the Aslace region of France. There are Rixvilles and Rixhiems dotted about in those areas. Yes the Rix Alliance is a good route to follow. Also check out the Rixes in Hull - Big time shipping shipping family in that area. Regards to all Rixes - Robert Rix.
I am very interested in learning about my heritage. I am Marc Rix and i live in Cape Town South Africa. If by any chance that you can help it would be grateful
you could check out the "Rix Family Alliance" siteThey may be able to help.
My surname is Rix too, fascinating read! I read somewhere that it means 'Lord" or "King" but not sure how true that is.
I read it was a corruption of the Latin "rex", meaning "king". Maybe that's where you got it from?
I live in the states. All I know from my family is we are Irish and German.
I'm in the same position. I live in Colorado but I recently found out that my great great grand gather was a Methodist circuit preacher in Georgia and that we are Irish and German.
Interesting that Robert speaks of a South Yorkshire settlement, I and my family and forefathers dating back to early 1900's are all from the mining villages around Doncaster. Also that Marc speaks of South Africa as some of my relatives moved there in the 1980 's
Karyn Rix Williams
Great Site....nice to share the pride of being in a Rix clan! :)