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Rivera Surname Origin
(Spanish) habitational (locality) name from any of the places named Rivera.
Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
Rivera Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Rivera family history than the origin of your surname:
A Rivera Family History Thought:
'Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history' -- Cicero