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Rives Family History

Rives Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Rive a back-formation from Rivke (see Rifkin).French: topographic name for someone who lived on the bank of a river or the shore of a lake, Old French rive (Latin ripa).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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24,102 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,369 Military Records
1,879 Immigration Records
20,678 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rives Families

  • Number of Rives families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rives families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rives last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rives Family Origin

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Rives Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rives

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Rives Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Rives Civil War Service Records

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