Paul's father, Apollo Rivoire came to Boston at the age of 13 and became a silversmith. Apollo Rivoire changed his name to Apollo Revere. Before his death in 1754, Apollo Revere passed on the family business to his son, Paul Revere. Paul's mother, Deborah took care of the business for first few years because he was too young to look after it. Paul Revere studied in the North Writing School in Boston.