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Rufo Name Meaning

Italian: nickname from rufo, denoting someone with red ornfrizzy hair, also (regionally) someone who was strong, robust,neducated, or snooty. DK, kh

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


Similar surnames: Ruffo, Tufo, Rudi, Rudd, Rush, Rigo, Rullo, Reo, Runco, Muff

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Where is the Rufo family from?

You can see how Rufo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rufo family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Rufo families living in Massachusetts. This was about 20% of all the recorded Rufo's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Rufo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rufo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rufo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rufo. 45% of Rufo men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Rufo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rufo were Cook and Machine Operator.

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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
    45%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Cooporatior
    5%
  • Cook
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    29%
  • Packer
    22%
  • New Worker
    22%
  • Machine Operator
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rufo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rufo 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rufo. 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 958 military records available for the last name Rufo. For the veterans among your Rufo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rufo lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rufo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rufo in 1958 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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