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Runnels Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a variant of Rundell. 1881; UK 3 Runnells; not in RW, EML, GFB, HB, HN, BR

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


Similar surnames: Runnells, Rundell, Runner, Trunnell, Dannels, Rennels, Hunnell

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Runnels Family Origin

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Runnels Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Runnels family was Farm Laborer. The most common Runnels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Runnels's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Runnels.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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Runnels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Runnels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Runnels 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 Runnels. 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 Runnels. For the veterans among your Runnels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Runnels Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Runnels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Runnels in 1948 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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