local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The De la riba family originally lived near a river bank or seaside. The surname De la riba is derived from the word riparia, which is further derived form the Latin word ripa, which mean river bank or seaside.
Early Origins of the De la riba family
Early History of the De la riba family
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De la riba Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivas, Riva, Ribas, Riba, de Rivas, de Ribas, de la Riva, de la Riba, de Riva, de Riba and many more.
Early Notables of the De la riba family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De la riba family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: missionary Juan de Riva. He witnessed the reconstruction of Buenos Aires in 1580; and charted the Río de la Plata. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name included Francisco de Rivas, who sailed to America in 1513.
Contemporary Notables of the name De la riba (post 1700)
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