Rive family page
An unknown Mrs Rive photographed by Ernest Baudoux in the 19th century
You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.
The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.
A blue link anywhere in the text will lead you to another page with more information on this family
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. However, the name in Jersey may not have originated in France, but in England. The earliest records, as indicated in Descendants of Thomas Rive say that Thomas Rive was un soldat anglais - 'an English soldier' - so Rive is probably a phonetic attempt to spell Reeve, which comes from the Anglo Saxon, meaning a manorial steward.
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
Click on any image to see a larger version. See the Jerripedia gravestone image collection page for more information about our gravestone photographs