International Relf Society - One of the aims of the International Relf Society is to foster the study of the Relf surname and its variants with the intention of sponsoring the publication of definitive research where appropriate


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International RELF Society

The International RELF Society founded in 1990, is a non-profit making society. Our main objective is to maintain an association of those interested in the origin, history, dispersion and development of the surname RELF and variants. Currently RELFE, REALF, RIULF and RELPH are the main variants accepted. RALPH is often a derivative but it and ROLPH/ROLF(E) may have separate derivations and are often confused with RELF variants. We therefore monitor all these names.  The society is affiliated to The Guild of One Name Studies. 

Our re-vamped Website, launched in March 2019 is a work in progress. For those who having once visited the site – be sure to check back from time to time as the site should be updated on a regular basis.

Charles Relf (1867 – 1935)