Running Family History

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Running Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps a variant of Irish Runyon. UK 19, Lanarkshire Probably also an altered spelling of German Ronning. EG

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

Similar surnames: Dunning, Rushing, Ronning, Runnion, Henning, Winning, Canning

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Running Family Origin

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Running Family Occupations

What did your Running ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Running. A less common occupation for the Running family was Keeps Boarders. The most common Running occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Running's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeps Boarders


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

Running Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Running. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Running 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Running. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Running. For the veterans among your Running ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Running Life Expectancy

What is the average Running lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Running life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Running in 1951 was 59, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Running

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Running 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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