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Ruff Family History

Ruff Name Meaning
English: variant of Rolfe.German: variant spelling of Ruf.

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

433,233 Historical Documents with Ruff on Ancestry.com
124,415 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,922 Military Records
7,952 Immigration Records
84,060 Census and Voter Lists
200,884 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ruff Families

  • Number of Ruff families
     117 - 231
     40 - 116
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ruff families
     99 - 195
     34 - 98
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ruff families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ruff census records

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Ruff Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Ruff families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Ruff Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Ruff 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 Ruff

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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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Ruff Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ruff census records

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Ruff Civil War Service Records

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