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Rivet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Rivet family


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

Early History of the Rivet family


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Another 215 words (15 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Rivet family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rivet family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rivet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Rivet, aged 24, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Rivet (post 1700)


  • Wilfred Rivet, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1944, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph L. Rivet, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 97th District; Elected 1998 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jean-Baptiste Rivet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Jean-Baptiste Rivet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Jean-Baptiste Rivet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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