Reiff Name Meaning

South German and German: from Middle High German reif ‘(barrel) hoop’, ‘ribbon’, ‘cord’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or maker of ribbons, or from a house or tavern with the sign of a hoop. German: from the medieval personal name Riff, a short form of the Germanic name Richfrit, composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from German reif ‘mature’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Reff, Reis, Reil, Seif, Rief, Reitz, Reiss, Greif, Teaff, Reef

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Reiff Family Origin

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Reiff Family Occupations

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  • Silk Weaver

    100%

In 1881, the most common Reiff occupation in the UK was Silk Weaver. 100% of Reiff's were Silk Weavers.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Reiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reiff in 1941 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

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