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The surname Rive is occupational in origin and derives from a person employed making rivets for armor having derived from the Old French word rivet, meaning small nail or bolt.

Rive Early Origins



The surname Rive was first found in Poitou, where this family was installed in ancient times.

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Rive Early History


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Rive Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rive research. Another 429 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1573, 1696, 1719, 1728, 1749, 1750, 1778, 1808, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Rive History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rive Spelling Variations


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Rive Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivest, Rivet, Rive, Rives, Larivest, Larivet, Larive, Larives, Delarive, Delarivest, Delarivet, Riverain, Rivaud, Rivaut, Rivereau, Rivelin, Rivelon and many more.

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Rive Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rive Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rive 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 or some of its variants were: Maurice Rivet (direct ancestor of Cardinal Villeneuve) who settled in Quebec in Cont. Ameau with his wife Marie Cusson in 1671; Pierre Rivet who married in Montreal his wife Madeleine Sérat on July 12.

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Rive Family Crest Products


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