Rivett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rivett family

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.

Early History of the Rivett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rivett research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1510, 1600, 1043, 1401, 1455, 1487, 1596, 1669, 1654, 1660, 1679, 1724, 1715, 1624 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Rivett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rivett Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Rivett family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Francis Rivett (c 1596-1669), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1654 and...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rivett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rivett migration to the United States +

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 [1]

Australia Rivett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rivett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Brundell Thomas Rivett, aged 41, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money" [2]
  • Thomas Rivett, aged 41, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849 [2]
  • Elizabeth Rivett, aged 41, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849 [2]
  • Jabez Rivett, aged 10, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849 [2]
  • Ephraim John Rivett, aged 7, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Sir James Rivett Carnac (1785-1846), Governor of Bombay who entered the East India Company's service in 1801 as an officer the Madras native infantry [3]


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 31 Oct. 2019


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