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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : habitational name from Rioux in Charente-Maritime or Rioux-Martin in Charente, or any of various minor places named with this word.
  • Southern French : topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Old Provençal rieu (Latin rivus).
  • A Rioux from Brittany is documented in Ste. Famille, Quebec, in 1673.

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