Rives Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

NEW

Rives Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rives name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rives. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Rives Family Origin

Where is the Rives family from?

Rives Family Occupations

What did your Rives ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cab Driver and Gardner Dom Ser were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rives. The most common Rives occupation in the UK was Cab Driver. 33% of Rives's were Cab Drivers. A less common occupation for the Rives family was Weaver Unemployed.

View Census data for Rives | Data not to scale

  • Cab Driver

    33%
  • Gardner Dom Ser

    33%
  • Weaver Unemployed

    33%

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

What Rives family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 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.

Search 1891 UK census records for Rives

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rives. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Rives immigration records

Draft Card

There are 5,000 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.

View all Rives military records

You've only scratched the surface of Rives family history.

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rives

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.

Famous Rives Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name