Reff Family History

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Reff Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of a Germanic personal name composed of ragin ‘counsel’ + fridu ‘peace’. German: metonymic occupational name for a carrier or peddler, from Middle High German ref(f) ‘pannier’, ‘basket’. German: from a reduced form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + fridu ‘peace’.

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

Similar surnames: Reiff, Neff, Raff, Reil, Reef, Rega, Rolf, Relf, Off, Rehm

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Reff Family Origin

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Reff Family Occupations

What did your Reff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reff. 28% of Reff men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Reff women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reff were Clerk and Cashier

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Cashier

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Reff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reff 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 566 immigration records available for the last name Reff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Reff. For the veterans among your Reff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reff Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Reff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Reff in 1947 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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