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Re: Origin of the Surname Rife
Posted by: Loretta Lynn Layman Date: May 17, 2000 at 13:21:46
In Reply to: Origin of the Surname Rife by Martha Hughes Rice of 320

Just to complicate matters further, Rife is sometimes German in origin, having derived from Reiff. This is particularly true in western Virginia, where it appears with the popular German forenames Jacob and Joseph.


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