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The Runyan surname is an Anglicization of the French name Rongnon.

Runyan Early Origins



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 Ameri ca. It is unclear whether other Huguenots of this name settled in parts of England.

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Runyan Spelling Variations


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Runyan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Runyon, Runyan, Runyun, Runion, Rongnion, Runnion and others.

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Runyan Early History


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Runyan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Runyan research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Runyan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Runyan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Runyan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Runyan 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:

Runyan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Vincent Runyan, who arrived in New Jersey in 1665

Runyan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B. F. Runyan, who came to San Francisco in 1852
  • M. Runyan, who arrived in California in 1868

Runyan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Helen S. Runyan, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1903
  • S. Edith Runyan, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Laura Runyan, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Mary Runyan, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Elmer Runyan, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Runyan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Runyan (post 1700)



  • Marla Runyan (b. 1969), American six-time gold medalist marathon runner
  • Paul Scott Runyan (1908-2002), American professional golfer, member of the World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Merle M. Runyan, American Democrat politician, Chair of Custer County Democratic Party, 1940; Member of Nebraska Democratic State Executive Committee, 1940
  • M. C. Runyan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma Territory, 1904
  • James A. Runyan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1904; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916
  • Cecil A. Runyan, American politician, Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Van Buren County, 1933
  • Tygh Runyan (b. 1976), Canadian actor and musician
  • Sean David Runyan (b. 1974), former Major League Baseball player

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Suggested Readings for the name Runyan


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Suggested Readings for the name Runyan



  • The Ancestors, and their Children of Enoch R. Runyan (1824-1908) of New Jersey and Illinois and his Known Descendants by Melba Marion Runyon Aaron.
  • Tracking Barefoot Runyan: Descendants of Isaac Barefoot Runyan: Tracing the Path of these Runyans from the Shenandoah Valley through Tennessee and Alabama on their Journey Westward by Marie Runyan Wright.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Runyan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Runyan 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 11 July 2016 at 21:11.

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