Ruffing Family History

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Ruffing Name Meaning

German: patronymic or pet form of Ruffo, a short form of any of the personal names formed with Old High German hrod ‘renown’, for example Rudolf. EG

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

Similar surnames: Doffing, Nuding, Ruffin, Ruffini, Buffin, Ruffino, Redling, Rensing

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Ruffing Family Origin

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Ruffing Family Occupations

What did your Ruffing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruffing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Ruffing's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruffing family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruffing.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Shoemaker


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

Ruffing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ruffing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruffing 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 Ruffing. 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 Ruffing. For the veterans among your Ruffing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruffing Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruffing lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ruffing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ruffing in 1951 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruffing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruffing 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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