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

Ribereau Early Origins



The surname Ribereau 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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Ribereau Spelling Variations


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Ribereau 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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Ribereau Early History


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Ribereau Early History



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

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Ribereau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Gťnťral de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Ribereau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ribereau 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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