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Re: Origin of the Surname Rife
Posted by: Michelle Rife Date: July 04, 2001 at 23:28:14
In Reply to: Re: Origin of the Surname Rife by Loretta of 321

Loretta,
My father did find the name to be German, as he also found that the 'transformation' resulting in the RIFE spelling was due to writing the name as it sounded,for example: Sheridan Riffe's parents spelled the last name RIFE,when Sheridan was enrolled into elementary school the teacher spelled it RIFFE resulting in a name change.


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