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Rive History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Rive family


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

Early History of the Rive family


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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.

Early Notables of the Rive family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rive family to the New World and Oceana


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 Sé.

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