Runk Family History

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Runk Name Meaning

nickname for a lumbering person, from Runke ‘big lump’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with run ‘secret’, ‘rune’,‘cryptogram’. EG

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

Similar surnames: Rank, Munk, Ruck, Renk, Rusk, Bunk, Turk, Raak, Ruge, Trunk

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Runk Family Origin

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Runk Family Occupations

What did your Runk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Runk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Runk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Runk family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Runk.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Runk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Runk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Runk 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 852 immigration records available for the last name Runk. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Runk. For the veterans among your Runk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Runk Life Expectancy

What is the average Runk lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Runk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Runk in 1954 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Runk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Runk 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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