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The roots of the distinguished German surname Ronke 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.

Ronke Early Origins



The surname Ronke 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 Ronke 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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Ronke Spelling Variations


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Ronke Spelling Variations



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

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Ronke Early History


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Ronke Early History



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

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Ronke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ronke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ronke 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 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.

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