Riebe Family History
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Riebe Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name from Slavic ryba ‘fish’. North German: from a short form of a personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + bod ‘messenger’. metonymic occupational name for a turnip grower, from Middle High German rüebe ‘turnip’, ‘beet’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Rieber, Riebel, Riewe, Riepe, Priebe, Riede, Siebe, Riehm, Wiebe