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

Ruffino Early Origins



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


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Ruffino Spelling Variations



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

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Ruffino Early History


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Ruffino Early History



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

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Ruffino Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruffino 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 Ruffino 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:

Ruffino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pasquale Ruffino, who arrived in New York on March 25, 1889, aboard the "Plata"
  • Rosario Ruffino, who arrived in Buffalo, New York in 1890
  • 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"

Ruffino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agata Ruffino, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Valguarnera, Sicily, in 1908
  • Angela Ruffino, aged 24, who settled in America from Collerano, Sicily, in 1909
  • Amalia Ruffino, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Mariner, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelina Ruffino, aged 19, who landed in America from Murialdo, Italy, in 1911
  • Andre Ruffino, aged 23, who landed in America from Obernice, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffino (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffino (post 1700)



  • Giovanna Folonari Ruffino, Master Italian chef and matriarch of one of Italy's finest wine families

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ruffino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruffino 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 23 September 2015 at 16:09.

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