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

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  • Cab Driver

    33%
  • Gardner Dom Ser

    33%
  • Weaver Unemployed

    33%

In 1881, 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. Cab Driver and Gardner Dom Ser were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rives.

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Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rives

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