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Riva Early Origins



The surname Riva was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Riva Spelling Variations


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Riva Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivals, Rival, Rivalls, Rivale, Rivales, Rivals de, Rhivals, Rivell, Rivas, Rivalles, Rivalle, Rivel, Rivalls de, Rhival, Rhivalls, Rhivale, Rhivales, Rhivals, Rhivalle and many more.

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Riva Early History


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Riva Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riva research. Another 943 words (67 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1500, 1521, 1573, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Riva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riva Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riva Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riva 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:

Riva Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan de Riva sailed to the Spanish Main in 1527
  • Juan de Riva. He witnessed the reconstruction of Buenos Aires in 1580 and charted the Río de la Plata

Riva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R DeLa Riva, aged 21, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Juan De Riva, who landed in Spanish Main in 1827
  • Ramon DeLa Riva, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Ventura Riva, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • N Riva, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riva (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riva (post 1700)



  • J. Michael Riva (1948-2012), American Primetime Emmy Award winning production designer

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Riva Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Riva Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riva 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 2013 at 20:05.

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