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Runte Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; in the northwest of Germany it is mostnprobably a topographic name from a field name based on runn‘mud’, which gave rise to several place names in the Rhine-Ruhr area,nfor example Runten, Runtenberg, Rünthe. EG

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

Similar surnames: Rutten, Runde, Runge, Ronne, Mente, Fuente, Fonte, Rentz, Rinne

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Where is the Runte family from?

You can see how Runte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Runte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Runte families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 29 Runte families living in Wisconsin. This was about 38% of all the recorded Runte's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Runte families in 1880.
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What did your Runte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Runte. 27% of Runte men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Runte women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Runte were Salesman and Maid.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Painter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Runte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Runte 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 415 immigration records available for the last name Runte. 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 705 military records available for the last name Runte. For the veterans among your Runte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Runte lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Runte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Runte in 1963 was 75, and 52 in 2004.

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