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The roots of the distinguished German surname Ronk 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 nickname, eventually becoming a surname.

Ronk Early Origins



The surname Ronk 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 Ronk 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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Ronk Spelling Variations


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Ronk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Runke, Runk, Ronke, Ronk, Runck, Runcke, Ronck and many more.

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Ronk Early History


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Ronk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ronk research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1834, 1814 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Ronk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ronk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ronk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ronk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ronk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Ronk, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738

Ronk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Regina Ronk, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1902
  • Tadniga Ronk, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1902
  • John Ronk, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Marie Ronk, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Phebe Ronk, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ronk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ronk (post 1700)



  • Martha Clare Ronk (b. 1940), American poet
  • Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002), American folk singer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Ronk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ronk Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 October 2016 at 23:36.

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