Rief Name Meaning

German: from a variant of the personal name Rüef, Ruoff, reduced forms of Rudolf, or from a short form of the Germanic personal name Ricfrid, composed of ric ‘power(ful)’, ‘rich’ + frid ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Ried, Ries, Rich, Riede, Riebe, Roed, Grief, Ripp, Lies, Rey

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Rief Family Origin

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Rief Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Saloon Keeper

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rief family was Saloon Keeper. The most common Rief occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Rief's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rief.

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Rief Historical Records

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Rief Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Rief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rief in 1957 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rief

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