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

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Riffel Family Origin

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Riffel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riffel. A less common occupation for the Riffel family was Butcher. The most common Riffel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Riffel's were Farmers.

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Riffel Historical Records

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Riffel Life Expectancy

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