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

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Runge Family Origin

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Runge Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Shoemaker

    3%

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

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Runge Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Runge

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