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The prestigious surname Rivierre comes from the dynamic region of Bourgogne, in France. Rivierre 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 Rivierre is derived from the Old French word riviere, meaning river, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a river.

Rivierre Early Origins



The surname Rivierre 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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Rivierre Spelling Variations


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Rivierre Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: RiviŤre, RivyŤre, RyvyŤre, RyviŤre, RiviŤres, RivyŤres, RyvyŤres, RyviŤres, La RiviŤre, La RivyŤre, La RyvyŤre, La RyviŤre, La RiviŤres, La RivyŤres, La RyvyŤres, La RyviŤres, Rivest and many more.

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Rivierre Early History


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Rivierre Early History



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

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Rivierre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rivierre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Bureau de La RiviŤre (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 Rivierre 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. RiviŤre, aged 26, who settled in New Orleans in 1822; Jean RiviŤre, aged 50, who settled in Louisiana in 1823; Louis RiviŤre 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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Gťnťral. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Rivierre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rivierre 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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