Reiff Family History
Reiff Name Meaning
South German and German: from Middle High German reif ‘(barrel) hoop ribbon cord’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or maker of ribbons a rope maker or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or tavern with the sign of a hoop. German: from the medieval personal name Riff a short form of the ancient Germanic name Rīchfrit composed of the elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name or nickname from German reif ‘mature’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022