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Noble surnames, such as De rivas, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name De rivas, which is a 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 rivas family originally lived near a river bank or seaside. The surname De rivas is derived from the word riparia, which is further derived form the Latin word ripa, which mean river bank or seaside.

De rivas Early Origins



The surname De rivas was first found in Leon, in northwestern Spain.

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De rivas Spelling Variations


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De rivas 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.

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De rivas Early History


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De rivas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De rivas research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1236, 1243, 1248, 1265, 1576 and 1655 are included under the topic Early De rivas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De rivas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De rivas Early Notables (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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De rivas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name De rivas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De rivas (post 1700)



  • Juan Francisco de Cárdenas y Rodríguez de Rivas, Spanish diplomat

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The De rivas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De rivas 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 31 July 2013 at 11:14.

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