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The prestigious surname Rivieres comes from the dynamic region of Bourgogne, in France. Rivieres is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Rivieres is derived from the Old French word riviere, meaning river, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a river.

Rivieres Early Origins



The surname Rivieres was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Rivieres Spelling Variations


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Rivieres Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivière, Rivyère, Ryvyère, Ryvière, Rivières, Rivyères, Ryvyères, Ryvières, La Rivière, La Rivyère, La Ryvyère, La Ryvière, La Rivières, La Rivyères, La Ryvyères, La Ryvières, Rivest and many more.

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Rivieres Early History


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Rivieres Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rivieres research. Another 737 words (53 lines of text) covering the years 1147, 1429, 1689, 1787, 1789, 1806, 1814, 1400 and 1806 are included under the topic Early Rivieres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rivieres Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rivieres Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Bureau de La Rivière (died 1400), a French politician, knight and royal adviser, the chamberlain of Charles V the Wise and an advisor...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rivieres 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 or some of its variants were: J. B. Rivière, aged 26, who settled in New Orleans in 1822; Jean Rivière, aged 50, who settled in Louisiana in 1823; Louis Rivière settled in America in 1766.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Rivieres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rivieres 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 9 September 2015 at 11:03.

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