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Ruffo Family History

Ruffo Name Meaning

from a personal name (Latin Rufus,noriginally a nickname for someone with red hair, from a dialect formnof the standard Latin word rubeus). This name was borne bynvarious minor early saints, and occasionally used as a personal namenin the Middle Ages. from a personal name of Germanic origin butnuncertain form and meaning. The Calabrian noble family of this name isnsaid to be of Norman origin. EC, kh

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


Similar surnames: Rufo, Reff, Rusco, Russo, Raffo, Huff, Rubio, Griffo, Cuff, Rullo

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Where is the Ruffo family from?

You can see how Ruffo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruffo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Ruffo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 39 Ruffo families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Ruffo's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ruffo families in 1920.
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What did your Ruffo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruffo. 34% of Ruffo men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Ruffo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruffo were Mechanic and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Chauffeur
    5%
  • Mechanic
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    24%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 626 military records available for the last name Ruffo. For the veterans among your Ruffo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruffo lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ruffo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Ruffo in 1940 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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