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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


Similar surnames: Reiff, Neff, Raff, Reil, Reef, Rega, Rolf, Relf, Off, Rehm

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Reff Family Origin

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Reff Family Occupations

What did your Reff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Reff's were Farmers. 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.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    8%
  • Cook

    8%
  • Farm Hand

    8%

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

Reff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reff 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 Reff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Reff. For the veterans among your Reff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reff Life Expectancy

What is the average Reff lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reff 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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