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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 8,549 people named Ruff in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Ruff in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 8,928 people named Ruff were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • 1,445 adults were unmarried
  • 334 were disabled

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As Ruff families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Georgia
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • The most common mother tongue was Hungarian