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This is a list of surnames in which the meaning contains the keyword riverbank.
Banks English
Originally indicated someone who lived near a hillside or a bank of land.
Costa Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast" in Portuguese, Italian and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
Kishimoto Japanese
From Japanese (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank" and (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Riva Italian
Means "bank, shore" in Italian, from Latin ripa, denoting one who lived by a river or a lake.
Rivas Spanish
Spanish form of Riva.
Rivera Spanish
From Spanish ribera meaning "bank, shore", from Latin riparius.
Rivero Spanish
Variant of Rivera.
Rivière French
French cognate of Rivers.
Wallin Swedish
From Swedish vall meaning "wall, bank" (ultimately of Latin origin).
Windsor English
From the name of a few English towns, one notably the site of Windsor Castle. Their names mean "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English, a windlass being a lifting apparatus. In 1917 the British royal family adopted this name (after Windsor Castle), replacing their previous name Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Yamagishi Japanese
From Japanese (yama) meaning "mountain" and (kishi) meaning "beach, shore, bank".