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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. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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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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