Ruffcorn Family History

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Ruffcorn Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Roffka(h)r, a nickname for a simple or poor man, from Middle Low German rove ‘beet’ + kar(e) ‘container’, ‘basket’, but a play on words allows the interpretation ‘rob the cart’ (Middle Low German roven ‘to rob’ + kare ‘cart’). EG

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

Similar surnames: Kofford, Sifford, Ruffer, Huffer, Roffman, Corn, Rexford, Rumore

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Ruffcorn Family Origin

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Ruffcorn Family Occupations

What did your Ruffcorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruffcorn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Ruffcorn's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruffcorn. A less common occupation for the Ruffcorn family was Stone Mason.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Merchant

  • Stone Mason


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Ruffcorn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ruffcorn Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ruffcorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Ruffcorn in 1962 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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