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Runner Family History

Runner Name Meaning
Probably an altered spelling of German Ronner, an occupational name for a runner or messenger, a lightly armed mounted soldier. Compare Renner.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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565 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Runner Families

  • Number of Runner families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Runner families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Runner last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Runner census records

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Runner Family Origin

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Runner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Runner families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Runner

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Runner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Runner census records

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Runner Civil War Service Records

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