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All About Ruthven/Ruffin Family

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  • Roosevelt Ruffin (1915 - 2005)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jun 20 2017, 16:21:55 UTC Roosevelt Ruffin (Dad) was born in Meridian, Mississippi on May 22, 1915 to the late Napoleon Ruffin and Edith Gordon Horn. At ...
  • Lindsey Ruffin (1916 - 1978)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jun 16 2017, 13:12:35 UTC
  • Dora Ruffin (deceased)
  • Benjamin Lewis Ruffin (1917 - 2006)
  • William Ruthven, alias Ballindean (c.1569 - 1634)
    From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on William Ruthven: William Ruthven [1] M, #131869 Last Edited=14 May 2008 Consanguinity Index=0.13% William Ruthven was the son of Sir William Ruthven ...

Name Variants --- "The Surnames of Scotland by George F. Black (1946) lists variant spellings of Ruthven as:

Ravin (1438), Ravyn (1485), Riwan (1560), Riuuen (1671), Roduen, Rotheven (1476), Rothiane (1470), Rotheveene (1425), Rothuen (1478), Rothveyn (1489), Rothwen (1461), Ruthen (1646), Ruthuen (1563), Ruthyn (1435), Ruthwein (1624), Rwithtven (1558), Rwthtven (1553).

These variations may give some clue as to how the name was pronounced.

Online Sources:

Papers relating to William, first Earl of Gowrie, and Patrick Ruthven, his fifth and last surviving son https://archive.org/details/papersrelatingto00bruc