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
name for the maker of barrel hoops.
The surname Riffe was first found in Rhineland.
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of this family name include: Reiffer, Reiffern, Rieffern, Riefern, Reifer, Riffe and many more.