Riffel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Riffel family

The surname Riffel 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.

Early History of the Riffel family

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Riffel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Riffel family (pre 1700)

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United States Riffel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riffel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Riffel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
Riffel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georg Riffel, aged 34, who arrived in New York, NY in 1885 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Riffel (post 1700) +

  • Norm D. Riffel (b. 1939), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2004 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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