Early Origins of the Rivington family
Lancashire 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 14th century near Bolton in that shire.
Early History of the Rivington family
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Rivington Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivington, Revington, Riffington, Rifington and others.
Early Notables of the Rivington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rivington family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rivington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Rivington (post 1700)
The Rivington Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deum timete et regem favete
Motto Translation: Fear God, and the silent
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