Riff Name Meaning

German: variant of Riewe 2. Americanized spelling of German Reiff. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained. It is most likely a Hebrew acronymic surname.

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


Similar surnames: Raff, Siff, Rife, Riffe, Ziff, Reiff, Reif, Liff, Ruff, Griff

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Riff Family Origin

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Riff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Boot-Shoe Harnes/Maker

    5%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Carpentar

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Boot-Shoe Harnes/Maker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riff. The most common Riff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Riff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riff family was Carpentar.

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Riff Historical Records

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Riff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Riff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Riff in 1960 was 56, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riff

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