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Riviere Name Meaning

French (Rivière): topographic name for someone who lived by the bank of a river or shore of a lake, from Old French rivière ‘river’, ‘shore’, or a habitational name from any of various places named (Le) Rivière, for example in Indre-et-Loire and Pas-de-Calais.

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


Similar surnames: Revere, Riviera, Lariviere, Rivers, Revier, Rivera, Rivero, Vivier

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Where is the Riviere family from?

You can see how Riviere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riviere family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Riviere families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Riviere families living in Louisiana. This was about 82% of all the recorded Riviere's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Riviere families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riviere surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riviere ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riviere. 13% of Riviere men worked as a Truck Driver and 20% of Riviere women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riviere were Proprietor and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Riviere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riviere census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Riviere. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Riviere. For the veterans among your Riviere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riviere lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Riviere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Riviere in 1959 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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