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The distinguished surname Riveiro is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The name was originally derived from the Castilian word "rivera," which means "riverbank." Thus it is quite probable that the first families to take on Riveiro as a surname lived near the banks of a river.

Riveiro Early Origins



The surname Riveiro was first found in Castile, the kingdom that led the Reconquest of the peninsula from the Muslims, in medieval times.

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Riveiro Spelling Variations


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Riveiro Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivera, Ribera, Ribeira, Rivero, Ribero, Ribeiro and others.

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Riveiro Early History


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Riveiro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riveiro research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1520, 1833 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Riveiro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riveiro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riveiro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Ruy Páez de Ribera, 15th century lyric poet; Suero de Ribera, a contemporary of Ruy and also a poet; Diego de Rivera, one of the noblemen asked by Princess (later Queen) Isabella to announce to her brother King Henry her marriage to Ferdinand of...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riveiro 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: Hernando de Ribera, who voyaged to Brazil and Argentina with Sebastian Cabot in the 1520s. Also of note was Gabriel de Ribera, who accompanied López de Legazpi to the Philippines in the 1570s. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included María, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Riveiro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riveiro 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 23 July 2013 at 13:37.

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