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The roots of the distinguished German surname Runck 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.

Runck Early Origins



The surname Runck 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 Runck 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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Runck Spelling Variations


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Runck Spelling Variations



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

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Runck Early History


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Runck Early History



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

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Runck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Runck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Runck 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:

Runck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Runck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Andreas Runck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

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Contemporary Notables of the name Runck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Runck (post 1700)



  • Adolf Runck, prominent German businessman and economist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Runck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Runck 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 6 June 2016 at 18:05.

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