Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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