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The prestigious surname RyviŤre comes from the dynamic region of Bourgogne, in France. RyviŤre 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 RyviŤre is derived from the Old French word riviere, meaning river, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a river.

RyviŤre Early Origins



The surname RyviŤre 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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RyviŤre Spelling Variations


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RyviŤre Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: RiviŤre, RivyŤre, RyvyŤre, RyviŤre, RiviŤres, RivyŤres, RyvyŤres, RyviŤres, La RiviŤre, La RivyŤre, La RyvyŤre, La RyviŤre, La RiviŤres, La RivyŤres, La RyvyŤres, La RyviŤres, Rivest and many more.

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RyviŤre Early History


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RyviŤre Early History



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

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RyviŤre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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RyviŤre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Bureau de La RiviŤre (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 RyviŤre 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: J. B. RiviŤre, aged 26, who settled in New Orleans in 1822; Jean RiviŤre, aged 50, who settled in Louisiana in 1823; Louis RiviŤre settled in America in 1766.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Gťnťral. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Gťnťral de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The RyviŤre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The RyviŤre 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 9 September 2015 at 11:03.

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