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, or from a house or tavern with the sign of a hoop. German: from the medieval personal name Riff, a short form of the Germanic name Richfrit, composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from German reif ‘mature’.

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


Similar surnames: Reff, Reis, Reil, Seif, Rief, Reitz, Reiss, Greif, Teaff, Reef

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Reiff Family Origin

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Reiff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Reiff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Reiff's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reiff. A less common occupation for the Reiff family was Carpenter.

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Reiff Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Reiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reiff in 1941 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reiff

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