Riffel Family History
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Riffel Name Meaning
from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’, ‘victory’, for example Rudolf. metonymic occupational name for a flax or hemp worker, from late Middle High German riffel ‘comb (for preparing flax)’, a noun derivative of Middle High German riffeln ‘to comb’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Griffel, Raffel, Riedel, Ringel, Riffey, Riegel, Rishel, Leffel