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The roots of the distinguished German surname Runcke 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.

Runcke Early Origins



The surname Runcke 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 Runcke 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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Runcke Spelling Variations


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Runcke Spelling Variations



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

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Runcke Early History


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Runcke Early History



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

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Runcke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Runcke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Runcke 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 or some of its variants were: Jacob Ronk, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738; Philip Runk, who was naturalized in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1760; Carl Runk, who was a member of the Cincinatti German Pioneer Society in 1849.

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. 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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Runcke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Runcke 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 26 November 2013 at 15:37.

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