Runkel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Runkel family

The surname Runkel was first found in Lancashire. One of the first records of the family was found in the year 1246 when Alan de Runacres held estates in that shire. "The Renacres family have been mentioned; they appear to have been closely related to the lords of the manor [of Bickerstaffe], and on one occasion 'put in their claim' at a settlement of the family estates. From cases cited above it appears that Stephen de Renacres was a prominent personage in Bickerstaffe about 1290, and that he was succeeded by his son Simon, who occurs in the reign of Edward II. In 1348 Richard, son of Simon de Renacres, granted to his father a rent of 2s. 4d. issuing from lands in Bickerstaffe, and in 1391-2 Ellen (Walsh), the widow of Richard de Renacres of Bickerstaffe, granted to Hugh le Spencer of Ormskirk certain lands which had come to her after the death of her husband." [1]

Early History of the Runkel family

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Runkel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Runacres, Runacus, Ruynacres, Runagle, Runeckles, Runecles, Runicles, Runnackles, Runnacles, Runnagall, Runneckles, Runnicles, Renacres, Rennacres and many more.

Early Notables of the Runkel family (pre 1700)

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United States Runkel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Runkel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Runkel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
  • John Runkel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772 [2]
Runkel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sophie Runkel, aged 60, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Runkel (post 1700) +

  • Henry Runkel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932 [3]

  1. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online [accessed 21 January 2017].
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook