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Rivers Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Rivières, from the plural form of Old French rivière ‘river’ (originally meaning ‘riverbank’, from Latin riparia). The absence of English forms without the final -s makes it unlikely that it is ever from the borrowed Middle English vocabulary word river, but the French and other Romance cognates do normally have this sense. Common Americanized form of French Larivière.

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


Similar surnames: Revere, Ives, Rives, Travers, River, Rivera, Rivero, Riera, Ivers

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Rivers Family Origin

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Rivers Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Ag Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, the most common Rivers occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Rivers's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Rivers family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Ag Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rivers.

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