Rivas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Rivas family

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

Early History of the Rivas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rivas research. Another 128 words (9 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Rivas family (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.


United States Rivas migration to the United States +

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, who 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 [1]
  • Francisco De Rivas, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Pedro Rivas, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1820 [1]
  • Pablo Rivas Pujol sailed to Puerto Rico in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rivas (post 1700) +

  • Tilo Rivas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008 [2]
  • Steve Rivas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [2]
  • Ryland Rivas, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 47th District, 2002 [2]
  • Rudolph Rivas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964 [2]
  • Robert C. Rivas, American politician, Mayor of Bergenfield, New Jersey, 2000-02 [2]
  • Margarita Rivas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [2]
  • Jose Rivas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2008 [2]
  • 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.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate