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Rife Early Origins



The surname Rife was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Chambery and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Rife Spelling Variations


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Rife Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Riff, Riffe, Rife, Rif and others.

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Rife Early History


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Rife Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rife research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rife History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rife Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rife Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rife Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Rife, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Rife Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Rife, who landed in Mississippi in 1858
  • Mrs. Geo. H. Rife, aged 27, who settled in America from London, in 1892

Rife Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George H Rife, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Charles T. Rife, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1915
  • Allan M. Rife, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • Hugh Holme Rife, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rife (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rife (post 1700)



  • Royal Raymond Rife (1888-1971), American inventor of a discredited high-magnification time-lapse cine-micrography machine that purportedly cured cancer
  • Josh Rife (b. 1979), retired American soccer player
  • John Winebrenner Rife (1846-1908), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1889-1893)
  • Y. Jefferson Rife (1910-1986), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wayne County, 1957-62
  • O. J. Rife, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1912; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wayne County, 1931-32
  • John Winebrenner Rife (1846-1908), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1889-93
  • Jack Rife, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State Senate 29th District; Elected 1982
  • Joaquim Rifé Climent (b. 1942), Spanish footballer, captain of the FC Barcelona

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Rife Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rife 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 24 November 2015 at 09:47.

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