Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

All About Ruthven/Ruffin Family

« Back to Projects Dashboard

view all


  • 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 ...
  • Patricia Ann Horton (1947 - 2012)
    PATRICIA ANN WIMBERLY HORTON, age 64, passed away at Tulane Medical Center surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Beloved daughter of the late Rev. Paul and Minnie Collins Wimberly. Loving...
  • John Lewis Ruffin (1914 - 1994)
  • Zeola Ruffin (1920 - 2012)
    Zeola Ruffin age 92, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born on March 2, 1920 in Riderwood, Alabama, Zeola (Zeke) Collins was the seventh child of Bruce and Betsy (Mitchell) Collins...

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