Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: Italian, Welsh


The surname Ruffalo has at least two possible origins: First, the name Ruffalo could have come from the Italian pet name Ruffo, with various suffixes added, such as "-ino," or "-ini." A possible origin of Ruffo is the Germanic name Hrodwulf, meaning "victorious wolf," which was Italianized after one of many barbarian invasions. Second, the name Ruffalo could have been derived from the Latin "rufus," meaning "red." If this is the case, the name probably originated as a nickname, perhaps for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

 More

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruffino, Ruffini, Ruffo, Ruffi and others.

First found in southern Italy, particularly on the island of Sicily. The surname Ruffalo has at least two possible origins: First, the name Ruffalo could have come from the Italian pet name Ruffo, with various suffixes added, such as "-ino," or "-ini." A possible origin of Ruffo is the Germanic name Hrodwulf, meaning "victorious wolf," which was Italianized after one of many barbarian invasions. Second, the name Ruffalo could have been derived from the Latin "rufus," meaning "red." If this is the case, the name probably originated as a nickname, perhaps for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruffalo research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1421, 1765, 1807, 1822, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Ruffalo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruffalo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gaspian Ruffi, are 23, who came to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1823; Antonino Ruffino, who came to New York city in 1891, aboard the "Palcevera"; Massimo Ruffino, who arrived at New York in 1892, aboard the "Dubbeldam".

 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Ruffalo Armorial History With Coat of ArmsRuffalo Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Ruffalo Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageRuffalo Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Ruffalo Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesRuffalo Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Ruffalo Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainRuffalo Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Ruffalo Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugRuffalo Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Ruffalo Armorial History with FrameRuffalo Armorial History with Frame
Ruffalo Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsRuffalo Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  11. ...

The Ruffalo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruffalo 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.

This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:57.

Sign Up


100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!