The Spanish surname Rivera is of Locative origin. The name Rivera comes is derived from the Castilian word "rivera" meaning riverbank. The original bearers of the name would have lived by a riverbank. The name Rivera can be traced to Gonzalo Lopez de Rivera , Lord of the Castle in Rivera, Galicia, Northwest Spain in the 13th Century. Rivera is the 9th most common name in Spain and in the United States there are over 200,000 bearers of the name Rivera. Buy family crest jewelry with this design.
RIVERA FAMILY CREST RING