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Where did the English Runyon family come from? What is the English Runyon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Runyon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Runyon family history?

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

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

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

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Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Runyon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Runyon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Vincent Runyon, who arrived in New Jersey in 1665

Runyon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • W. Runyon, who came to San Francisco in 1852

Runyon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • E. Runyon, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Chas. Runyon, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Elsie Waite Runyon, aged 37, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Frank Runyon, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • David Runyon, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1911


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  • Helen K. Runyon, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Barstow, California, 2004
  • Harry Runyon, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1921-23; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Warren County, 1939-47
  • Enos W. Runyon, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1867
  • Elissa Runyon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1988
  • E. C. Runyon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 6th District, 1928
  • Mrs. Charles E. Runyon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1928
  • John Runyon, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1843-45
  • Marie M. Runyon, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 70th District, 1975
  • Pearl Runyon, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1952
  • Robert Runyon (1881-1968), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944

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  • 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.
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  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Runyon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Runyon 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 9 November 2015 at 11:44.

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