Origins Available: French-Alt, French
Brittany. The name is derived from when the family lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Rivard family
Early History of the Rivard family
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Rivard Spelling Variations
local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Rivard is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Rivaud, Rivard, Rivault, Rivaude, Rivot, Du Rivau and many more.
Early Notables of the Rivard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rivard family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Rivard were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rivard were
Rivard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Rivard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Rivard (post 1700)
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