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Ruffing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Ruffing 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 Ruffing family


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.

Early History of the Ruffing 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 Ruffing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ruffing Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Ruffing family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ruffing family to the New World and Oceana


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

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