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Subject: Re: Who knows how far back the Riffle name goes.
Author: prifle
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
Classification: Query
Surnames: Riffle, Rifleman

We are Riflemans--have any riffles changed their name to Rifle? Are the Riffles from Saxony Germany? Thank you for your reply. I understand there was a rift in the family, part of the family changed their name--it may be that those who kept their name were Catholic and the Riflemans were Protestant.