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Riff Early Origins



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.

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Riff Spelling Variations


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Riff Spelling Variations



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

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Riff Early History


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Riff Early History



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

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Riff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Riff 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:

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 came to New Orleans in 1860
  • Aloise Riff, age 5, who came to New Orleans in 1860
  • H D Riff, who landed in Arkansas in 1892

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riff (post 1700)



  • Annamae Riff, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of South Dakota, 1947-51

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Riff Family Crest Products


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Riff Family Crest Products




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See Also


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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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Riff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riff 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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