Ruf Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Rudolf.

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


Similar surnames: Ruge, Ris, Rauf, Rush, Rua, Rao, Rux, Puff, Luk, Duff

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Ruf Family Origin

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Ruf Family Occupations

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  • Shoemaker

    100%

In 1881, the most common Ruf occupation in Canada was Shoemaker. 100% of Ruf's were Shoemakers.

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Ruf Historical Records

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Ruf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Ruf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ruf in 1945 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruf

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