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Rufino Name Meaning

Spanish: from the personal name Rufino (LatinnRufinus, from rufus ‘red’). DK, kh

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


Similar surnames: Ruffino, Rubino, Ruffo, Rubin, Rufo, Regino, Rodino, Rubio, Ruffin

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Where is the Rufino family from?

You can see how Rufino families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rufino family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rufino families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Rufino families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Rufino's in the USA. California had the highest population of Rufino families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rufino surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rufino ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Dental Assitant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rufino. 48% of Rufino men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    48%
  • Office Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Hired Hand
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Dental Assitant
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rufino. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rufino census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 971 immigration records available for the last name Rufino. 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 Cards

There are 203 military records available for the last name Rufino. For the veterans among your Rufino ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rufino lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rufino life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rufino in 1953 was 33, and 82 in 2004.

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