The Runyan surname is an Anglicization of the French name Rongnon.
The surname Runyan was first found in on the island of Jersey, where an exile from Poitiers, France, made a brief stop on his way to America. It is unclear whether other Huguenots of this name settled in parts of England.
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of this family name include: Runyon, Runyan, Runyun, Runion, Rongnion, Runnion and others.