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Rives Early Origins



The surname Rives was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rives Spelling Variations


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Rives Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ryves, Rives and others.

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Rives Early History


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Rives Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rives research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1677, 1643, 1583, 1652, 1570, 1648, 1643, 1693 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Rives History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rives Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rives Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rives Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rives In Ireland


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Rives In Ireland



Some of the Rives family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Rives Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Rives, who landed in Virginia in 1663-1664
  • Edward Rives, who arrived in America in 1674

Rives Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Rives, who settled in America in 1742

Rives Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Rives, who settled in America in 1809
  • Peter Rives, who landed in America in 1809
  • Reuben Rives, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Rives, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rives (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rives (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Tom Christopher Rives (1892-1975), American Chief of the Radio & Radar Subdivision, Air Material Command in 1945
  • Donald Earl Rives (b. 1951), former American professional American football player
  • Hallie Erminie Rives (1874-1956), as an American best-selling popular novelist
  • Zeno John Rives (1874-1939), U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • Francis Everod Rives (1792-1861), U.S. Representative from Virginia
  • Jack L. Rives (b. 1952), the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the American Bar Association
  • George Lockhart Rives (1849-1917), served as United States Assistant Secretary of State
  • Alexander Rives (1806-1885), Virginia lawyer, politician, and federal judge
  • William Cabell Rives (1793-1868), American lawyer, politician and diplomat
  • Joey Rives (b. 1963), former American professional tennis player
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rives Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rives 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 10 November 2015 at 08:54.

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