The German surname Reiff 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.
Early Origins of the Reiff family
The surname Reiff was first found in Rhineland.
Early History of the Reiff family
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Reiff Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Reiffer, Reiffern, Rieffern, Riefern, Reifer, Riffe and many more.
Early Notables of the Reiff family (pre 1700)
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^ 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)