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About the study
The next Open Day and annual gathering of the Rix Family Alliance will take place on Saturday 3rd June 2017 commencing 10am at Action For Blind People, Suite 2, Cringleford Business Centre, Intwood Road, Cringleford, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 6AU, United Kingdom. Anyone with an interest in Rix or Ricks or Rex or another variant is welcome to attend. There is free wifi so bring your laptop and your Rix research. Maps: Cringleford Business Centre (1) Cringleford Business Centre (2) Cringleford/Norwich. Email Trevor Rix for more information.
Historical occurrences of the name
In 1998 there were 2535 Rix, 417 Ricks, and 676 Rex in Great Britain.
In 2000 there were 2466 Rix, 17474 Ricks and 5437 Rex in the USA.
Exciting discoveries are being made throwing new light on the origins, evolution and distribution of the surnames. Each test result is driving detailed conventional research into fresh areas in the quest to understand how the families interrelate with each other. Equally the test results clearly show that there are multiple origins of Rix and Ricks.
54 Rix and Ricks and Rex from England, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Denmark, Germany and South Africa have participated so far. The results for Rix originating in England fall into seven genetically separate family groups all in the county of Norfolk, England. Results for Ricks so far indicate three distinct family groups.
To test you need to be a male Rix or Ricks or Rex or variant. Females may sponsor a test for a male relation such as a brother, father, uncle, nephew or cousin. A Y-DNA test is a swab from inside the cheeks and is conducted by post/mail. For further details about the DNA project visit the summary or the official website.