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Riffe Early Origins



The surname Riffe 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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Riffe Spelling Variations


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Riffe Spelling Variations



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

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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 152 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)



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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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. 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 24 November 2015 at 09:47.

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