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Runke Family History

Runke Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle German runge ‘big lump’.ndktent; BR, KH

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


Similar surnames: Punke, Runge, Brunke, Range, Grunke, Ruge, Rucker, Rank, Kunkel

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Where is the Runke family from?

You can see how Runke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Runke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Runke families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 60 Runke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 61% of all the recorded Runke's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Runke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Runke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Runke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Runke. 32% of Runke men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Runke women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Runke were Farm Operator and Domestic.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Operator
    18%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Clerk
    28%
  • Domestic
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Runke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Runke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 342 immigration records available for the last name Runke. 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 Cards

There are 190 military records available for the last name Runke. For the veterans among your Runke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Runke lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Runke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Runke in 1953 was 69, and 83 in 2004.

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