Runge Family History

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Runge Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German runge ‘staff’, ‘stick’ (Old High German runga). The precise sense of the surname is not clear, but the vocabulary word was used in particular of the support rung on the side of a (ladder) wagon; thus it is possibly a metonymic occupational name for a wheelwright. EG

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

Similar surnames: Range, Ruge, Bunge, Runke, Ringe, Bunde, Runte, Ruble, Runde, Dung

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Runge Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Runge name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Runge. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Runge Family Origin

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Runge Family Occupations

What did your Runge ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Runge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Runge's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Runge. A less common occupation for the Runge family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Shoemaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Runge ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Runge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Runge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Runge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Runge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Runge. For the veterans among your Runge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Runge Life Expectancy

What is the average Runge lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Runge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Runge in 1944 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Runge ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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