Ruffner Family History

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Ruffner Name Meaning

German: variant of Rufener. EG

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


Similar surnames: Ruffer, Duffner, Rufener, Rudner, Deffner, Duffer, Dufner, Kuffner

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Ruffner Family Origin

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Ruffner Family Occupations

What did your Ruffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruffner. The most common Ruffner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Ruffner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruffner family was Farm.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm

    4%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ruffner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ruffner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ruffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruffner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ruffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ruffner in 1953 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruffner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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