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Riff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Riff family


The surname Riff 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.

Early History of the Riff family


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Riff Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Riff family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Riff family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Riff, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1764

Riff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georges Riff, who left Alsace for America in 1842
  • Raoul Riff, who settled in New Orleans in 1844
  • Pierre Riff, who settled in New Orleans in 1860
  • Aloise Riff, age 5, who settled in New Orleans in 1860
  • H D Riff, who landed in Arkansas in 1892 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Riff (post 1700)


  • Annamae Riff, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of South Dakota, 1947-51 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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