The prestigious surname Lerivieres comes from the dynamic region of Bourgogne, in France. Lerivieres 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 Lerivieres is derived from the Old French word riviere, meaning river, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a river.
Early Origins of the Lerivieres family
The surname Lerivieres 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.
Early History of the Lerivieres family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lerivieres 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 Lerivieres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lerivieres 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.
Early Notables of the Lerivieres family (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 Lerivieres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lerivieres family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: J. B. Rivière, aged 26, who settled in New Orleans in 1822; Jean Rivière, aged 50, who settled in Louisiana in 1823; Louis Rivière settled in America in 1766.