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Early Origins of the Ruffolo family

The surname Ruffolo was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry and of Norman extraction. They were described as a Norman Magna Domus. Serio o Sigerio Ruffo was Marshall of Calabria during the reign of Frederido II of Sicily.

Early History of the Ruffolo family

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Ruffolo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruffo, Ruvo, DeRuvo, DeRuffo, De Ruffo, Di Ruffo, Ruffola and many more.

Early Notables of the Ruffolo family

By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded...
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Migration of the Ruffolo family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernard Ruffo, age 28, who arrived in America on July 1, 1880, aboard the "St. Laurent"; Fioravante Ruffo, who arrived in American on March 9, 1887, aboard the Cheribon.

Contemporary Notables of the name Ruffolo (post 1700) +

  • Robert R. Ruffolo Jr. (b. 1950), American pharmacologist and President of Research and Development for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Edoardo Ruffolo (b. 1991), Italian rugby union player
  • Giorgio Ruffolo (1926-2023), Italian economist, journalist and politician, Minister of Environment (1987-1992) on Facebook