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Ruffin Family History

Ruffin Name Meaning
English and French: from a personal name, Latin Rufinus, a derivative of Rufus (see Ruffo 1). This was popularized by various minor early saints, including a 3rd-century martyr of Soissons and a 4th-century Church Father.

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

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52,385 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,540 Military Records
2,263 Immigration Records
36,866 Census and Voter Lists
126,548 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ruffin Families

  • Number of Ruffin families
     140 - 277
     47 - 139
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ruffin families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ruffin families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ruffin Family Origin

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Ruffin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ruffin

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Ruffin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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