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The Riera surname finds its roots in the Catalan language, from the word "riera," which means "stream." As such, this is a topographic surname created from a geographic feature near where the bearer of the name lived. There are several places in Spain so-named, and it is also entirely possible that some of the family lines which bear this name, originally adopted it from a place name.

Riera Early Origins



The surname Riera was first found in Catalonia.

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Riera Spelling Variations


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Riera Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Riero, Riera and others.

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Riera Early History


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Riera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riera research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1780, 1787, 1815, 1830, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Riera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riera Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riera 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:

Riera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jaime Riera, aged 10, landed in Puerto Rico in 1826
  • Vicente Riera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1852
  • S Riera, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859
  • Antonio Riera, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1869
  • Joaquin Riera, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1894

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riera (post 1700)



  • Marta R. de Riera, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1956
  • Mrs. Marta Riera, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1952
  • Eulogio Riera, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1952, 1956
  • Teresa Riera (b. 1950), Spanish politician and Member of the European Parliament
  • Sito Riera (b. 1987), Spanish footballer
  • Arnau Riera (b. 1981), Spanish footballer
  • Albert Riera (b. 1982), Spanish footballer
  • José María Arévalo Riera (b. 1944), Spanish lawyer
  • Carme Riera (b. 1948), Spanish novelist, script-writer and essayist
  • Maximo Riera (b. 1951), Spanish painter
  • ... (Another 4 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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    11. ...

    The Riera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riera 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 24 November 2015 at 09:47.

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