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Rivera Family of the Philippines

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  • Leonor Bauson Rivera (1867 - 1893)
    Leonor Rivera was a cousin and the object of affection of the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal. She is said to have been the inspiration for the iconic character "Maria Clara" in the novel "Noli Me...
  • Eliseo Rivera Quirino (deceased)
    Eliseo Rivera Quirino served as Governor of Ilocos Sur in the 1950s.
  • Elpidio Rivera Quirino (1890 - 1956)
    Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician and the sixth President of the Philippines. More here:
  • Antonio Rivera Quirino (1917 - 1992)
    Judge Antonio Rivera Quirino was a distinguished judiciary and civil government official and businessman. He negotiated and effected the surrender of Luis Taruc, the founder of Hukbalahap Movement, and...

Rivera is a surname of Spanish and Italian origin which was the old spelling of "ribera", the Spanish word of “riverbank”. This surname was included in the alphabetical catalog accompanying the Claveria Decree of 1849, requiring Filipinos to "select" new last names.

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the Rivera Family of the Philippines. Profiles here are those of historical figures, scions of the gentry (de buena familia), revolutionary heroes, scholars, government officials, national athletes and other public personalities (celebrities) in various fields. Find more surnames at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

How to Contribute

  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
  6. Mark the profile as "public" and not "private". (Required)