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Early Origins of the Ronson family


The surname Ronson was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat since the arrival of their Norman ancestors with Duke William the Conqueror in 1066. The name, being of Norman origin comes from an Old French word: "roncin," meaning "workhorse." Undoubtedly of occupational origin, the name was probably given to someone who tended to workhorses. Another possibility is that it was given to a "workhorse" of a person, ie one who did hard physical labor for a living.

Early History of the Ronson family


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Ronson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Runciman, Runcie, Runcieman, Runchman, Runcy and many more.

Early Notables of the Ronson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ronson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ronson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Ronson, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • George Ronson, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • James Ronson, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Ronson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Ronson, aged 33, a blacksmith, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Mary Ronson, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Caroline Ronson, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Lydia Ronson, aged 2, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Mary Ronson, aged 3 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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