Re: Ruof Surname
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well, I just found this community and it is very interesting to see how fare the "Ruoff family" has spread all over the world.
Anyway, the name Ruoff is not very common, neither in Germany nor in Europe. The main area where Ruoff's can be found in Germany is Baden-Württemberg, the state in the south-west of Germany.
My Dad does some family research so if someone wants to find out more, just write an email to:
Hope this might help finding some roots, back in the old world.
PS: There is a web page with some detailed information about the history of the name Ruoff (in German):