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Reif Family History

Reif Name Meaning
Swiss German, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Reiff.

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

83,643 Historical Documents with Reif on Ancestry.com
29,348 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,827 Military Records
4,003 Immigration Records
14,025 Census and Voter Lists
29,440 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Reif Families

  • Number of Reif families
     41 - 79
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reif families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Reif last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Reif census records

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Reif Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Reif families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Reif Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Reif families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Reif

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Reif Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Reif census records

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Reif Civil War Service Records

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