Revere Family History
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Revere Name Meaning
French: variant of Rivière, Rivoire, or Rivier, topographic name for someone living on the banks of a river, French rivier ‘bank’, or habitational name from any of the many places in France named with this word. English: nickname from Middle English revere ‘reiver’, ‘robber’. English: topographic name for someone who lived on the brow of a hill, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter evere ‘at the brow or edge’ (from Old English yfer, efer ‘edge’) or a habitational name from a place named with this phrase, as for example River in West Sussex or Rivar in Wiltshire. Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from a place in Mantua named Revere.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press