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Runciman Early Origins



The surname Runciman 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.

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Runciman Spelling Variations


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Runciman Spelling Variations



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

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Runciman Early History


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Runciman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Runciman research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1276, 1697, 1736, 1744, 1766, and 1785 are included under the topic Early Runciman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Runciman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Runciman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Runciman 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:

Runciman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Runciman, who came to Michigan sometime between 1845 and 1848
  • John Runciman, who settled in Ohio in 1851
  • Elizabeth Isabella Runciman, who settled in Argentina sometime between 1855 and 1918
  • William Runciman, who came to Baltimore in 1871
  • James Runciman, who arrived in Mississippi in 1894

Runciman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Thomson Runciman, who settled in Kansas in 1920

Runciman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Runciman, who settled in Ontario in 1869
  • Andrew Runciman, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Runciman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Runciman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851
  • B. Runciman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851
  • Walter Runciman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Runciman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Runciman (post 1700)



  • Charles Runciman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Livingston County, 1938
  • James Runciman (1852-1891), English teacher, author and journalist
  • Sir James Steven Runciman (1903-2000), British mediaeval historian
  • Walter Garrison "Walter" Runciman (b. 1934), 3rd Viscount Runciman of Doxford, British historical sociologist
  • Walter Runciman (1870-1949), 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford, Liberal and later National Liberal MP and government minister
  • Walter Runciman (1847-1937), 1st Baron Runciman, shipping magnate, Liberal MP, and peer
  • Ryan Runciman (b. 1982), New Zealand actor
  • Dame Ruth Runciman DBE, former Chair of the UK Mental Health Act Commission
  • Hilda Runciman (1869-1956), Viscountess Runciman of Doxford, British Liberal Party politician
  • David Runciman (b. 1967), British political scientist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Runciman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Runciman 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 9 November 2015 at 11:39.

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