When James Rivett was christened on 7 November 1779, in Kenninghall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Rivett, was 29 and his mother, Mary Huggins, was 28. He married Abigail Knights on 22 November 1802, in Kenninghall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in December 1853, in Guiltcross, Norfolk, England, at the age of 74.
English (Norfolk and Suffolk): nickname from Middle English rivet(te) ‘rivet’, perhaps used for a riveter or maker of rivets.
Variant of Rivette 1, a surname of French origin.