Rife Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Reiff.

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


Similar surnames: Riffe, Riff, Rike, Rice, Rine, Hire, Nine, Crite, Pike, Grine

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Rife Family Origin

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Rife Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Labourer

    18%
  • Agent

    6%
  • At School

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rife. The most common Rife occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Rife's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rife family was At School.

Source: Census data for Rife | Data not to scale

Rife Historical Records

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Rife Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Rife life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rife in 1949 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rife

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