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Where is the Ruff family from?
You can see how Ruff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Ruff families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ruff's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ruff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruff. 20% of Ruff men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Ruff women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruff were Clerk and Stenographer.