The nanosized rare earth orthoferrites (RFeO3) with R= Dy, Ho, Yb & Lu were synthesis by sol-gel combustion method. The effects of varying rare earth ion on structural, magnetic and electrical properties of RFeO3 nanoparticles (NPs) have been studied. X-ray diffraction patterns of the prepared samples were in single phase with orthorhombic structure with space group Pbnm. The magnetic hysteresis measurements indicated the decrease in the antiferromagnetic nature of RFeO3 from Dy to Lu that can be ascribed to increasing noncollinear Fe moments because of the structural distortion. The electric hysteresis of these samples exhibited narrow electric field-polarization loops. The frequency response of dielectric constant of RFeO3 explained based on dipole relaxation process and Maxwell-Wagner model. In addition, the temperature dependence of dielectric constant illustrated an anomaly in the vicinity of the Neel temperature of RFeO3 compounds. This occurrence indicate that a coupling exist between magnetic and electric orders.