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

Ruffing Early Origins



The surname Ruffing 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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Ruffing Spelling Variations


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Ruffing Spelling Variations



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

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Ruffing Early History


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Ruffing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruffing research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1296, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ruffing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruffing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruffing Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ruffing 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:

Ruffing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Snowick Ruffing, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • Peter Ruffing, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • Johan Ruffing, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffing (post 1700)



  • Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing (1905-1986), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Alex C. Ruffing (b. 1892), American machinist and politician who served four terms as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1919 to 1926)
  • Kenneth W. Ruffing (d. 2006), American politician, former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Ruffing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruffing 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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