Rufus Name Meaning

English: from a Latin nickname meaning ‘red-haired’ (see Ruffo). This is found in medieval English documents as a translation of various surnames with the same sense. (As a personal name it was not adopted until the 19th century.) 1881 British census has 98; UK 55; adm

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


Similar surnames: Russ, Ruffo, Rus, Reus, Duffus, Rafuse, Rubin, Raus, Rufer, Tufts

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Rufus Family Origin

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Rufus Family Occupations

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  • Iron Moulder

    17%
  • Baker

    6%
  • Brass Founder

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rufus family was Carpenter. Iron Moulder, Baker and Brass Founder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rufus. The most common Rufus occupation in the UK was Iron Moulder. 17% of Rufus's were Iron Moulders.

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Rufus Historical Records

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Rufus Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Rufus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rufus in 1961 was 37, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rufus

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