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

Ruffin Early Origins



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.

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Ruffin Spelling Variations


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Ruffin Spelling Variations



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

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Ruffin Early History


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Ruffin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruffin research. 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.

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Ruffin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruffin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ruffin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Robert Ruffin, who came to Virginia in 1679

Ruffin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Ruffin, aged 7, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Elesbat Ruffin, aged 12, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Anna Maria Ruffin, who settled in South Carolina in 1749
  • Anna Maria Ruffin, who landed in South Carolina in 1749
  • Catharina Ruffin, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1753

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffin (post 1700)


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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
  • 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ruffin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruffin 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 9 September 2015 at 14:56.

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