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 ribas family originally lived near a river bank or seaside. The surname De ribas 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 ribas family
Early History of the De ribas family
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De ribas 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 ribas family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were 16th century Spanish painter Francisco Ribalta, and his son Juan, also a painter; Andres Perez De Ribas (1576-1655), a Spanish Jesuit missionary, and historian of north-western...
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Migration of the De ribas family to the New World and Oceana
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De ribas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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