Riffle Family History

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Riffle Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Riffel or of the Swiss German family names Rüfle, Ruefli, Rüfli, or Rüeffli, all from pet forms of Rudolf.

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


Similar surnames: Biffle, Riffe, Riff, Riffel, Rife, Riegle, Rittle, Rickle, Wible

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Riffle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Riffle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Riffle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Riffle Family Origin

Where is the Riffle family from?

Riffle Family Occupations

What did your Riffle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riffle family was Carpenter. The most common Riffle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Riffle's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riffle.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Riffle Historical Records

What Riffle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Riffle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riffle 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 418 immigration records available for the last name Riffle. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Riffle. For the veterans among your Riffle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riffle Life Expectancy

What is the average Riffle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Riffle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Riffle in 1943 was 23, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riffle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riffle 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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