The name Ryvers is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in various locations in England
. The origins of this surname can be traced back to France where the name was used to denote someone who was a native of La Riviere.
The surname Ryvers was later introduced to England
by early French settlers and was used to identify the individuals who lived by the river.
Early Origins of the Ryvers family
The surname Ryvers was first found in Buckinghamshire
at Worminghall, a parish, in the union of Thame, hundred
of Ashendon. " It formerly had a market, granted to John de Rivers in 1304, with a fair on the festival of St. Peter and St. Paul." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Ryvers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ryvers research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1110, 1573, 1442, 1483, 1603, 1641, 1640, 1579, 1651, 1614, 1695, 1660, 1657, 1656, 1679, 1665 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Ryvers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ryvers Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Ryvers are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ryvers include: Rivers, Ryvers, River, Ryver and others.
Early Notables of the Ryvers family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Lord Ryvers; Anthony Woodville Rivers (1442-1483), English nobleman; James Rivers (1603-1641), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Lewes (1640) son of Sir John Rivers, 1st Baronet (c.
1579-1651), attended Corpus Christi, Oxford aged 13;Nizel Rivers (1614-c. 1695), an... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ryvers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ryvers family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ryvers or a variant listed above: John Rivers, who settled in Jamaica in 1662; Elizabeth Rivers settled in Virginia in 1726; Joan Rivers settled in Virginia in 1653 with her husband; William Rivers settled in Barbados in 1679 with his servants..