Rufer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a town crier or a nickname for a street vendor, from Middle High German ruofære, rüefære ‘(town) crier’.

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


Similar surnames: Rumer, Ruder, Ufer, Hupfer, Zuber, Uber, Ruge, Rauner, Nufer, Buser

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Rufer Family Origin

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Rufer Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Book Keeper

    6%
  • Brakeman

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Rufer occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Rufer's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Rufer family was Brakeman. Laborer, Blacksmith and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rufer.

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Rufer Historical Records

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Rufer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Rufer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rufer in 1958 was 45, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rufer

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