Riffe Family History

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Riffe Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiff.

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


Similar surnames: Rife, Riff, Riffey, Riffle, Rike, Rice, Riffel, Taffe, Rine, Rinne

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Riffe Family Origin

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Riffe Family Occupations

What did your Riffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riffe family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riffe. The most common Riffe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Riffe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Riffe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Riffe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riffe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Riffe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Riffe. For the veterans among your Riffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riffe Life Expectancy

What is the average Riffe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Riffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Riffe in 1944 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riffe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riffe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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