Ruf Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Rudolf.

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


Similar surnames: Ruge, Ris, Rauf, Rush, Rua, Rao, Rux, Puff, Luk, Duff

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Ruf Family Origin

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Ruf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Stone Mason

    4%

In 1880, the most common Ruf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Ruf's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruf. A less common occupation for the Ruf family was Stone Mason.

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Ruf Historical Records

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Ruf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Ruf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ruf in 1945 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruf

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