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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rivas


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Noble surnames, such as Rivas, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Rivas, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Rivas family originally lived near a river bank or seaside. The surname Rivas is derived from the word riparia, which is further derived form the Latin word ripa, which mean river bank or seaside.

Rivas Early Origins



The surname Rivas was first found in Leon, in northwestern Spain.

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Rivas Spelling Variations


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Rivas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivas, Riva, Ribas, Riba, de Rivas, de Ribas, de la Riva, de la Riba, de Riva, de Riba and many more.

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Rivas Early History


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Rivas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rivas research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1236, 1243, 1248, 1265, 1576 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Rivas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rivas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rivas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were 16th century Spanish painter Francisco Ribalta, and his son Juan, also a painter; Andres Perez De Ribas (1576-1655), a Spanish Jesuit missionary, and historian of north-western...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rivas 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:

Rivas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco de Rivas, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Catalina de Rivas sailed to Cartagena in 1585 with her daughter

Rivas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ramon Rivas, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Ramon Rivas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Francisco De Rivas, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Pedro Rivas, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1820
  • Pablo Rivas Pujol sailed to Puerto Rico in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rivas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rivas (post 1700)



  • Tilo Rivas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Steve Rivas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Ryland Rivas, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 47th District, 2002
  • Rudolph Rivas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964
  • Robert C. Rivas, American politician, Mayor of Bergenfield, New Jersey, 2000-02
  • Margarita Rivas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Jose Rivas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2008
  • Edgar J Rivas, American physician
  • David Rivas, American consultant and business executive
  • Daniel Rivas Fernández (1988-2015), Spanish motorcycle racer ho died due to injuries sustained in an accident in Laguna Seca
  • ... (Another 7 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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. 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.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rivas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rivas 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.

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