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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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ruf family was Stone Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruf. The most common Ruf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Ruf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Stone Mason

    4%

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Ruf Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Ruf Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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