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The surname Riverain 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.

Riverain Early Origins



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

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Riverain Early History


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Riverain Early History



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

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Riverain Spelling Variations


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Riverain 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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Riverain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riverain Early Notables (pre 1700)



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