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Re: Origin of the Surname Rife
Posted by: Jamie Rife (ID *****5473) Date: July 20, 2007 at 18:28:26
In Reply to: Re: Origin of the Surname Rife by Martha Hughes Rice of 321

No, the Rifes are actually from Zwadenswil, Switzerland, near Zurich. We've traced our line back to 1517 to a Jacob Reiffer, born in 1519 in Uster, Zurich, Switzerland, who married Agta Schetty in 1545, and later married Fren Schmid.


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