Reff Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of a Germanic personal name composed of ragin ‘counsel’ + fridu ‘peace’. German: metonymic occupational name for a carrier or peddler, from Middle High German ref(f) ‘pannier’, ‘basket’. German: from a reduced form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + fridu ‘peace’.

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

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Reff Family Origin

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Reff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    8%
  • Cook

    8%
  • Farm Hand

    8%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter & Joiner and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reff. A less common occupation for the Reff family was Farm Hand. The most common Reff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Reff's were Farmers.

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Reff Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Reff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Reff in 1947 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reff

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