Riffe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Riffe 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 Riffe family

The surname Riffe was first found in Rhineland.

Early History of the Riffe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riffe research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Riffe Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Riffe family (pre 1700)

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


United States Riffe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riffe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Michael Riffe, aged 20, who settled in America from Queenstown, in 1900
  • Ruchel Riffe, aged 18, who landed in America from Polotzk, Russia, in 1911
  • Zurach Riffe, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States from Polotzk, Russia, in 1911
  • Bunia Riffe, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Polotzk, Russia, in 1911
  • Malka Riffe, aged 11, who landed in America from Polotzk, Russia, in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Riffe (post 1700) +

  • Jed Riffe, American Western Heritage Award winning filmmaker
  • Vernal G. "Venr" Riffe Jr (1925-1997), American politician of the Democratic party, 97th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives (1975-1995)
  • William Riffe, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1900 [1]
  • Vernal G. Riffe Jr. (1925-1997), American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1959-95; Speaker of the Ohio State House of Representatives, 1975-94 [1]
  • Ray Riffe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008 [1]
  • Christopher Riffe (1764-1850), American politician, first State Representative from Casey County, Lieutenant-General of the Kentucky State Militia


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


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