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Rufe Family History

Rufe Name Meaning
German: variant of Ruf.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

12,015 Historical Documents with Rufe on Ancestry.com
2,922 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
501 Military Records
487 Immigration Records
3,969 Census and Voter Lists
4,136 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rufe Families

  • Number of Rufe families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rufe families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rufe last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rufe census records

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Rufe Family Origin

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Rufe Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Rufe families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Rufe

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Rufe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rufe census records

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Rufe Civil War Service Records

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