Rive family page
An unknown Mrs Rive photographed by Ernest Baudoux in the 19th century
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Origin of Surname
The name originates from the Latin word ripa meaning a river bank, or possibly a plateau by a river or from places of the same name. As a surname it originally denoted someone who lived at such a place. The French for a river bank is rive.
The first Rive baptism is found in the St Peter register in 1652, and until the 19th century, the family lived largely in this parish and neighbouring St Ouen and St Brelade. There was also a small branch in St Helier.
Great War service
Emigrant to Canada
- Baking during the Occupation, the trials and tribulations of Sydney Rive's David Place bakery, as told by his son
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