The roots of the distinguished German surname Ronck lie in Pomerania. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "Runze," meaning "wrinkle," and was most likely originally bestowed on an older person as a
, eventually becoming a surname.
The surname Ronck was first found in Pomerania, where it is thought to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Conrad Runke, who was a resident of Rostock in 1288. The young Ronck family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of Pomeranian society.
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of this family name include: Runke, Runk, Ronke, Ronk, Runck, Runcke, Ronck and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Ronk, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738; Philip Runk, who was naturalized in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1760; Carl Runk, who was a member of the Cincinatti German Pioneer Society in 1849.