nickname, perhaps for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
Early Origins of the Ruffino family
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.
Early History of the Ruffino family
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Ruffino Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruffino, Ruffini, Ruffo, Ruffi and others.
Early Notables of the Ruffino family (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...
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Migration of the Ruffino family to the New World and Oceana
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