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The prestigious surname larivière comes from the dynamic region of Bourgogne, in France. larivière is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name larivière is derived from the Old French word riviere, meaning river, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a river.

larivière Early Origins



The surname larivière was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

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larivière Spelling Variations


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larivière Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivière, Rivyère, Ryvyère, Ryvière, Rivières, Rivyères, Ryvyères, Ryvières, La Rivière, La Rivyère, La Ryvyère, La Ryvière, La Rivières, La Rivyères, La Ryvyères, La Ryvières, Rivest and many more.

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larivière Early History


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larivière Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larivière research. Another 737 words (53 lines of text) covering the years 1147, 1429, 1689, 1787, 1789, 1806, 1814, 1400 and 1806 are included under the topic Early larivière History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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larivière Early Notables (pre 1700)


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larivière Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Bureau de La Rivière (died 1400), a French politician, knight and royal adviser, the chamberlain of Charles V the Wise and an advisor...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early larivière 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 were:

larivière Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pierre Lariviere, aged 29, who landed in America from Treignac, in 1901
  • Melanie Lariviere, aged 36, who emigrated to America from Crantac, in 1902
  • Joseph Lariviere, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Andrew Lariviere, aged 33, who landed in America from Louvain, Belgium, in 1912

larivière Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre LaRiviere, who landed in Montreal in 1653

larivière Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Clementditart Lariviere, aged 35, who emigrated to Windsor, Canada, in 1920
  • Ernest Lariviere, aged 33, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1922
  • Blanche Lariviere, aged 32, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name larivière (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name larivière (post 1700)



  • Leonide Albert Lariviere (1897-1987), Canadian-born, American racecar driver from Montreal, Quebec
  • Chelsea Lariviere, Canadian silver medalist paralympic athlete at the 2004 Paralympic Games
  • Garry Lariviere (b. 1954), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey defenceman from Gananoque, Ontario
  • Jacinthe Larivière (b. 1981), Canadian figure skater

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larivière Historic Events


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larivière Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Ronald Albert LaRiviere (1955-1988), American Passenger from Alexandria, Virginia, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The larivière Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The larivière 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 18 January 2016 at 17:42.

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