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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 setted in 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 setted in Baltimore in 1871
  • James Runciman, who arrived in Mississippi in 1894 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851
  • B. Runciman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851
  • Walter Runciman, who 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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Runciman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  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.

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