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The distinguished surname Ribeiro is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The name was originally derived from the Castilian word "rivera," which means "riverbank." Thus it is quite probable that the first families to take on Ribeiro as a surname lived near the banks of a river.

Ribeiro Early Origins



The surname Ribeiro was first found in Castile, the kingdom that led the Reconquest of the peninsula from the Muslims, in medieval times.

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Ribeiro Spelling Variations


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Ribeiro Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivera, Ribera, Ribeira, Rivero, Ribero, Ribeiro and others.

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Ribeiro Early History


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Ribeiro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ribeiro research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1520, 1833 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Ribeiro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ribeiro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ribeiro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Ruy Páez de Ribera, 15th century lyric poet; Suero de Ribera, a contemporary of Ruy and also a poet; Diego de Rivera, one of the noblemen asked by Princess (later Queen) Isabella to announce to her brother King Henry her marriage to Ferdinand of...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ribeiro 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: Hernando de Ribera, who voyaged to Brazil and Argentina with Sebastian Cabot in the 1520s. Also of note was Gabriel de Ribera, who accompanied López de Legazpi to the Philippines in the 1570s. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included María, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ribeiro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ribeiro (post 1700)



  • Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro (b. 1971), American actor, director, dancer, game show host, and comedian
  • Bernardo Salim Ribeiro (1989-2016), Brazilian footballer who died after a match having suffered a cardiac arrest
  • António Filipe Lopes Ribeiro (1908-1995), Portuguese film director
  • Orlando Ribeiro (1911-1997), Portuguese geographer and historian
  • Isadora Ribeiro (b. 1965), Brazilian TV actress
  • Fernando Miguel Santos Ribeiro (b. 1974), Portuguese musician and poet
  • Sidarta Tollendal Gomes Ribeiro (b. 1971), Brazilian neuroscientist
  • Miguel Ribeiro (b. 1974), Portuguese screenwriter and filmmaker
  • Bernard Ribeiro (b. 1944), British surgeon
  • Darcy Ribeiro (1922-1997), Brazilian anthropologist, author and politician
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ribeiro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ribeiro 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 May 2016 at 10:54.

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