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Ruffin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Scottish


The Ruffin surname is derived from the Latin personal (first) name Rufinus, which gained early popularity as the name of a few minor Saints.

Early Origins of the Ruffin family


The surname Ruffin was 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.

Early History of the Ruffin family


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Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1296, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ruffin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ruffin Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruffin, Ruffyn, Ruffie, Ruffey, Ruffy, Ruffing and many more.

Early Notables of the Ruffin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ruffin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ruffin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliz Ruffin, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Ruffin, who settled in Virginia in 1679

Ruffin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Ruffin, aged 7, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elesbat Ruffin, aged 12, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anna Maria Ruffin, who settled in South Carolina in 1749
  • Anna Maria Ruffin, who landed in South Carolina in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Catharina Ruffin, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ruffin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Ruffin, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1811
  • Santiago Ruffin, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffin (post 1700)


  • Josephine Ruffin, American civil rights leader
  • David Ruffin, American Motown singer who was one of the lead singers with "The Temptations"
  • François Amable Ruffin, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 9) François Ruffin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Edmund Ruffin, Confederate farmer and slaveholder from Virginia
  • Bruce Ruffin, Reggae singer
  • Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865), U.S. agriculturist and secessionist

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 9) François Ruffin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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