Runke Family History

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Runke Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle German runge ‘big lump’. dktent; 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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Runke Family Origin

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Runke Family Occupations

What did your Runke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Runke family was Currier. Laborer, Farmer and Carrier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Runke. The most common Runke occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Runke's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Carrier

  • Currier


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

Runke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Runke Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Runke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Runke 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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