Origins Available: Italian, Welsh
nickname, perhaps for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
Early Origins of the Ruffalo family
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.
Early History of the Ruffalo family
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Ruffalo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruffino, Ruffini, Ruffo, Ruffi and others.
Early Notables of the Ruffalo family (pre 1700)
Baron of Capopassero. Also worth noting are...
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Migration of the Ruffalo family to the New World and Oceana
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".
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