Streiff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Streiff family

The surname Streiff was first found in the canton of Chur, Switzerland which is thought to be the ancient homeland of the bearers of Streiff, perhaps from the 9th century. The earliest documented evidence of the name was of one Bertholdus Streipho, who was a witness at the court of Worms in 1182.

Early History of the Streiff family

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Streiff Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Streif, Streiff, Streiffel, Straif,Straiff and others.

Early Notables of the Streiff family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Streiff family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Melcher Streiff, and Hans Jacob Streiff, who both arrived in Carolina in 1738; David Streiff, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1772; Christian Streiff, who arrived at the port of New York in 1837.


Contemporary Notables of the name Streiff (post 1700) +

  • Peter Streiff Jr., American politician, Socialist Principle Independent Candidate for Oregon dairy and food commissioner, 1928 [1]
  • John P. Streiff, American politician, Mayor of Ballwin, Missouri, 1951 [1]
  • Albert Streiff, American politician, Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1928; Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1936 [1]
  • Enrico Bernardo Streiff (b. 1908), Swiss ophthalmologist
  • David R Streiff, Swiss Consul in Auckland, New Zealand from 1912 to 1916
  • Philippe Streiff (b. 1955), French Formula one race car driver, paralyzed by back injuries in 1989 when he crashed during testing in Rio de Janeiro


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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