Rivera Family History
Rivera Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from any of several places called Rivera from ribera ‘bank shore’ (from Late Latin riparia). Compare De Rivera . Catalan and Italian (southern): variant of Ribera a cognate of 1 above. Italian: habitational name from either of two places called Rivera in Piedmont and Verbania.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022