Barbara G Reiff

Brief Life History of Barbara G

When Barbara G Reiff was born on 12 September 1753, in Tinicum, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Christian Reiff, was 29 and her mother, Veronica Groff, was 21. She married Isaac Schantz on 4 May 1774, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 25 September 1820, in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Isaac Schantz
Barbara G Reiff
Marriage: 4 May 1774
Mary Reiff Shantz
Abraham Reiff Shantz
Christian Reiff Shantz
Jacob Reiff Shantz
Isaac Shantz
David Reiff Shantz
Veronica Shantz
Samuel Shantz
Joseph R Shantz

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Barbara Rieff - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Barbara Reiff
  • Barbara Reiff Shantz, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Barbara G Shantz (born Reiff), 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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Name Meaning

South German and German: from Middle High German reif ‘(barrel) hoop, ribbon, cord’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or maker of ribbons, a rope maker, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or tavern with the sign of a hoop.

German: from the medieval personal name Riff, a short form of the ancient Germanic name Rīchfrit, composed of the elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name or nickname from German reif ‘mature’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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