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

Derivas Early Origins



The surname Derivas was first found in Leon, in northwestern Spain.

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Derivas Spelling Variations


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Derivas 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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Derivas Early History


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Derivas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derivas 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 Derivas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derivas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derivas 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 Derivas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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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 Derivas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derivas (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. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Derivas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derivas 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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