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The name Rivard has a long French heritage that first began in northwestern region of Brittany. The name is derived from when the family lived in Brittany.

Rivard Early Origins



The surname Rivard was first found in Brittany.

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Rivard Spelling Variations


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Rivard Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of 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.

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Rivard Early History


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Rivard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rivard research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1571, 1616, 1697, 1778, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Rivard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rivard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rivard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rivard 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



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 Quebe c. 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

  • H. L. Rivard settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868

Rivard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Rivard, who landed in Canada in 1648

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rivard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rivard (post 1700)



  • Richturd Rivard (b. 1976), American entrepreneur, motorcycle enthusiast, strength coach of MMA fighters
  • Shantel Rivard, American professional women’s ice hockey player
  • William Rivard, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 11th Ward, 1938
  • Lucien Rivard (1914-2002), French criminal known for a sensational prison escape and inspired the song "The Gallic Pimpernel"
  • Reggie Rivard (b. 1978), Canadian professional baseball player
  • Michel Rivard (b. 1951), Québécois singer and songwriter
  • Fern Rivard (b. 1946), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Bobby Rivard (b. 1939), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Augustin Rivard (1743-1798), Canadian farmer and political figure
  • Antoine Rivard (1898-1985), French Canadian politician from Quebec

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Rivard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rivard 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 11 March 2016 at 11:09.

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