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

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Retired Farmer

    6%

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

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Rufe Historical Records

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Rufe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2002, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rufe

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