The surname Runge was first found in Silesia, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention Volkwin Runge of Rostock, Mecklenburg, around 1280, Hartmut Runge of Speyer in 1283, and Wilreich Runge of Neisse in 1487. Always prominent in social affairs, the Runge family became an integral part of that turbulent region, as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.
Early History of the Runge family
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Runge Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Runge, Rung, Rungell, Rungel, Runger, Rungen and many more.
Early Notables of the Runge family (pre 1700)
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^ 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)