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The surname Rivet 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.

Rivet Early Origins



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

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Rivet Spelling Variations


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Rivet 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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Rivet Early History


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Rivet Early History



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

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Rivet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rivet Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Rivet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Rivet, aged 24, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Rivet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Maurice Rivet (direct ancestor of Cardinal Villeneuve) who settled in Quebec in Cont. Ameau with his wife Marie Cusson in 1671
  • Pierre Rivet who settled in Quebec with his wife Louise Du Souchet in 1683

Rivet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Rivet who married in Montreal his wife Madeleine Sérat on July 12, 1714

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rivet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rivet (post 1700)



  • Wilfred Rivet, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1944, 1948
  • Joseph L. Rivet, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 97th District; Elected 1998
  • Jean-Baptiste Rivet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Paul Rivet (1876-1958), French ethnologist, founder of the Musée de l'Homme in 1937
  • Louis-Alfred-Adhémar Rivet (1873-1951), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Hochelaga (1904-1911)
  • Élise Rivet (1890-1945), Roman Catholic nun and World War II heroine, killed in a gas chamber, honoured with her portrait on a postage stamp in 1961
  • Craig Rivet (b. 1974), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • Julien Rivet (b. 1932), Canadian director, born in Saint-Pierre of Mesage (Isère), Julien was the son of Hugues Rivet, laborer, and Suzanne Peyard. Husband of Claudine Bouvier in 1958, who bore him two children, Julien was the chief of manufacture of the paper-mill of Pont-Saint-Maxence from 1965 to 1968. He was then director of operations of Rolland Paper Co of Montreal (1968-1972) and since 1973, director general of Fasson-France in Jarrie

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Rivet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rivet 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 21 March 2016 at 12:45.

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