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Ruffino Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Ruffino, LatinnRufinus, cognate with Rufus (see Ruffo). EC,nkh

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


Similar surnames: Ruffin, Rufino, Ruffolo, Ruffini, Ruffing, Raffin, Rubino, Ruffo

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Where is the Ruffino family from?

You can see how Ruffino families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruffino family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruffino families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ruffino family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Ruffino's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ruffino families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruffino surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruffino ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruffino. 27% of Ruffino men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Ruffino women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruffino were Clerk 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    19%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Machine Operator
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ruffino. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruffino 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 Ruffino. 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 Cards

There are 725 military records available for the last name Ruffino. For the veterans among your Ruffino ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruffino lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ruffino life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ruffino in 1953 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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