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

What did your Riffel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Riffel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Riffel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riffel 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 Riffel. 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 Riffel. For the veterans among your Riffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riffel Life Expectancy

What is the average Riffel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Riffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Riffel in 1954 was 38, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riffel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riffel 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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