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Multiple Origins for the Surname Riffe


German


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.

Riffe Early Origins



The surname Riffe was first found in Rhineland.

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Riffe Spelling Variations


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Riffe Spelling Variations



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

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Riffe Early History


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Riffe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riffe research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Riffe 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:

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 emigrated to the United States from Polotzk, Russia, in 1911
  • Bunia Riffe, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Polotzk, Russia, in 1911
  • Malka Riffe, aged 11, who landed in America from Polotzk, Russia, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riffe (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • Ray Riffe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Christopher Riffe (1764-1850), American politician, first State Representative from Casey County, Lieutenant-General of the Kentucky State Militia

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Riffe 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: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Riffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riffe 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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