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The surname Riveau 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.

Riveau Early Origins



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

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Riveau Spelling Variations


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Riveau 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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Riveau Early History


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Riveau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riveau 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 Riveau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riveau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riveau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riveau 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:

Riveau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Riveau, who arrived in Canada in 1664

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Riveau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riveau 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 17 April 2013 at 12:51.

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