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Ryves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Ryves family


The surname Ryves was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Ryves family


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Ryves Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ryves, Rives and others.

Early Notables of the Ryves family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ryves family to Ireland


Some of the Ryves family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ryves family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ryves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Ryves, a bonded emigrant sent to Barbados in 1685

Ryves Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ryves, who arrived in Toronto in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Ryves (post 1700)


  • Sir Thomas Ryves (1583-1652), English member of a distinguished Dorsetshire family
  • George Ryves, English academic administrator at the University of Oxford
  • Sir William Ryves (1570-1648), English member of a distinguished Dorsetshire family
  • Bruno Ryves (1596-1677), English royalist churchman
  • P.M. Ryves, English amateur astronomer who on August 14, 1931 discovered the Ryves Comet
  • David Ryves, Lecturer in Physical Geography at Loughborough University
  • Elizabeth "Eliza" Ryves (1750-1797), Irish author, poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and translator
  • Sir Richard Ryves (1643-1693), Irish judge

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