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Rivett Early Origins



The surname Rivett was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Rivett Spelling Variations


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Rivett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivett, Ryvett, Ryvette, Rivette, Rifett, Riffett, Ryffet and many more.

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Rivett Early History


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Rivett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rivett research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1510, 1600, 1043, 1401, 1455, 1487, 1596, 1669, 1654, 1660, 1679, 1724 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Rivett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rivett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rivett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Rivett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Rivett, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1774

Rivett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Brundell Thomas Rivett, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • Thomas Rivett, aged 41, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Rivett, aged 41, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • Jabez Rivett, aged 10, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • Ephraim John Rivett, aged 7, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rivett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rivett (post 1700)



  • Leroy Rivett (b. 1976), English rugby league player
  • Mitch Rivett (b. 1989), Australian rugby league player
  • Thomas Rivett Esq. (1713-1763), British barrister and politician, High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1757
  • Sir James Rivett -Carnac (1784-1846), 1st Baronet, Governor of the Bombay Presidency of British India from 1839 to 1842
  • Rohan Deakin Rivett (1917-1977), Australian journalist, author and editor of the Adelaide newspaper The News (1951 to 1960)
  • Sir Albert Cherbury David Rivett KCMG (1885-1961), Australian chemist and science administrator, eponym of Rivett, the Australian Capital Territory suburb and Mount Rivett, Antarctica

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Rivett Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rivett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rivett 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 April 2016 at 04:25.

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