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The surname Ruffini has at least two possible origins: First, the name Ruffini 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 Ruffini 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.

Ruffini Early Origins



The surname Ruffini was first found in southern Italy, particularly on the island of Sicily. The surname Ruffini has at least two possible origins: First, the name Ruffini 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 Ruffini 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.

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Ruffini Spelling Variations


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Ruffini Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruffino, Ruffini, Ruffo, Ruffi and others.

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Ruffini Early History


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Ruffini Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruffini research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1421, 1765, 1807, 1822, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Ruffini History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruffini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruffini Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Ruggero Ruffino, who was senator of the city of Siracusa and counselor of the Baron of Capopassero. Also worth noting are...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruffini Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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"; Massimo Ruffino, who arrived at New York in 1892, aboard the "Dubbeldam".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffini (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffini (post 1700)



  • Paolo Ruffini (1765-1822), Italian mathematician and philosopher
  • Giovanni Domenico Ruffini (1807-1881), Italian poet and librettist
  • Angelo Ruffini (1864-1929), Italian histologist and embryologist
  • Ernesto Ruffini (1888-1967), former archibishop of Palermo

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
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    The Ruffini Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruffini 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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