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Riffe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French, 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.

Early Origins of the Riffe family


The surname Riffe was first found in Rhineland.

Early History of the Riffe family


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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)


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Migration of the Riffe family to the New World and Oceana


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

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ray Riffe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Christopher Riffe (1764-1850), American politician, first State Representative from Casey County, Lieutenant-General of the Kentucky State Militia

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

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