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Re: Origin of the Surname Rife
Posted by: Derek Green Date: June 14, 2000 at 12:45:29
In Reply to: Re: Origin of the Surname Rife by Martha Hughes Rice of 321

Information I have concerning RIFE is that they were Mennonites (Anabaptists) from Switzerland who emigrated to Holland (may have stopped in the Palatinate along the way) then to PA in early/mid 1700's. Original name was REIFF. My line then moved to Ontario, Canada in early 1800's and eventually homesteaded in North Dakota in 1880's.


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