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 Riveau family
Early History of the Riveau family
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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.
Early Notables of the Riveau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Riveau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Riveau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
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