Ruffin Family History

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Ruffin Name Meaning

English and French: from a personal name, Latin Rufinus, a derivative of Rufus (see Ruffo 1). This was popularized by various minor early saints, including a 3rd-century martyr of Soissons and a 4th-century Church Father.

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

Similar surnames: Ruffino, Ruffo, Duffin, Buffin, Austin, Griffin, Coffin, Ruffing

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Ruffin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ruffin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ruffin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • England & Wales


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Mali


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Ruffin Family Origin

Where is the Ruffin family from?

Ruffin Family Occupations

What did your Ruffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Butcher and Landed Property were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ruffin. The most common Ruffin occupation in the UK was Butcher. 50% of Ruffin's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Landed Property


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

Ruffin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Ruffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruffin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruffin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Ruffin. For the veterans among your Ruffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruffin Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruffin lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ruffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ruffin in 1940 was 59, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruffin 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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