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Where did the English Ruffell family come from? What is the English Ruffell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ruffell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ruffell family history?The Ruffell surname is derived from the Latin personal (first) name Rufinus, which gained early popularity as the name of a few minor Saints.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruffin, Ruffyn, Ruffie, Ruffey, Ruffy, Ruffing and many more.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1203 when they held estates.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruffell research. Another 282 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1296, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ruffell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ruffell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ruffell Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Ruffell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruffell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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