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The German surname Reifer is derived from Middle High German word "reif," refering to a barrel hoop. As such, the surname is thought to have originally been an occupational name for the maker of barrel hoops.

Reifer Early Origins



The surname Reifer was first found in Rhineland.

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Reifer Spelling Variations


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Reifer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Reiffer, Reiffern, Rieffern, Riefern, Reifer, Riffe and many more.

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Reifer Early History


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Reifer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reifer research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reifer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reifer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reifer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Reifer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reifer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Conrad Reifer, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reifer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reifer (post 1700)



  • Adam James Reifer (b. 1986), minor league baseball relief pitcher
  • Kyle Reifer (b. 1983), American professional golfer
  • Raymon Anton Reifer (b. 1991), Barbadian cricketer
  • Elvis Leroy Reifer (b. 1961), retired West Indian cricketer
  • Floyd Reifer (b. 1972), Barbadian cricketer

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Reifer Family Crest Products


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Reifer Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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The Reifer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reifer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 13 March 2013 at 10:38.

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