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SOURCE: Nickname & Location
Meaning & History
French: variant of Rivière
, or Rivier
, topographic name for someone living on the banks of a river, French rivier
‘bank’, or habitational name from any of the many places in France named with this word.
English: nickname from Middle English revere
English: topographic name for someone who lived on the brow of a hill, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter evere
‘at the brow or edge’ (from Old English yfer
‘edge’) or a habitational name from a place named with this phrase, as for example River in West Sussex or Rivar in Wiltshire.
Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from a place in Mantua named Revere.