Riviere Family History

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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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Riviere Family Origin

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Riviere Family Occupations

What did your Riviere ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Journalier, Clerk and Couturiere were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riviere. The most common Riviere occupation in Canada was Journalier. 25% of Riviere's were Journaliers. A less common occupation for the Riviere family was Scholar.

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  • Journalier

  • Clerk

  • Couturiere

  • Scholar


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

Riviere Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Riviere. 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 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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Riviere Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riviere

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riviere 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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