Riffey Family History

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Riffey Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Riffer, from a Germanic personal name, Ricfrid, a compound of ric ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’.

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

Similar surnames: Riffel, Richey, Riffe, Huffer, Ridley, Rickey, Raffel, Rigney, Rimbey

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Riffey Family Origin

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Riffey Family Occupations

What did your Riffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riffey family was Furnace Hand. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riffey. The most common Riffey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Riffey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand

  • Furnace Hand


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Riffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riffey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Riffey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Riffey. For the veterans among your Riffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Riffey lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Riffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Riffey in 1961 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riffey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riffey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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