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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


Similar surnames: Rivet, Ries, Rivers, Ives, Vives, Remes, Rimer, Rivett, Rokes, Bies

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Rives Family Origin

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Rives Family Occupations

What did your Rives ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Couturiere, Cultivateur and Jardinier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rives. A less common occupation for the Rives family was Domestique. The most common Rives occupation in Canada was Couturiere. 22% of Rives's were Couturieres.

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  • Couturiere

    22%
  • Cultivateur

    22%
  • Jardinier

    22%
  • Domestique

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rives ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rives Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rives. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rives census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rives. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Rives Life Expectancy

What is the average Rives lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rives life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rives in 1953 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rives ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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