Rufer Family History

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Rufer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a town crier or a nickname for a street vendor, from Middle High German ruofære, rüefære ‘(town) crier’.

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


Similar surnames: Rumer, Ruder, Ufer, Hupfer, Zuber, Uber, Ruge, Rauner, Nufer, Buser

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Rufer Family Origin

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Rufer Family Occupations

What did your Rufer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Blacksmith and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rufer. A less common occupation for the Rufer family was Brakeman. The most common Rufer occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Rufer's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Book Keeper

    6%
  • Brakeman

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rufer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rufer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rufer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rufer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rufer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rufer. For the veterans among your Rufer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rufer Life Expectancy

What is the average Rufer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rufer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rufer in 1958 was 45, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rufer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rufer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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