Rufe Family History

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Rufe Name Meaning

German: variant of Ruf. exg, pwh***

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

Similar surnames: Ruff, Rupe, Ruse, Rube, Ruhe, Rife, Rue, Ruf, Rufer, Ruge

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Rufe Family Origin

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Rufe Family Occupations

What did your Rufe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rufe family was Retired Farmer. The most common Rufe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Rufe's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rufe.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


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

Rufe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rufe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rufe 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 537 immigration records available for the last name Rufe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 537 military records available for the last name Rufe. For the veterans among your Rufe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rufe Life Expectancy

What is the average Rufe lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2002, in the United States, Rufe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rufe in 1957 was 39, and 62 in 2002.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rufe 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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