Last name origins & meanings:
- Southern Italian: from a personal name (Latin Rufus,
originally a nickname for someone with red hair, from a dialect form
of the standard Latin word rubeus). This name was borne by
various minor early saints, and occasionally used as a personal name
in the Middle Ages.
- Southern Italian: from a personal name of Germanic origin but
uncertain form and meaning. The Calabrian noble family of this name is
said to be of Norman origin.
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