Runyan Family History

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Runyan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Runyon.

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

Similar surnames: Runion, Runyon, Nunan, Rhyan, Munyan, Ruan, Munday, Grugan, Canan

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Runyan Family Origin

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Runyan Family Occupations

What did your Runyan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Runyan family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Runyan. The most common Runyan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Runyan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Runyan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Runyan Life Expectancy

What is the average Runyan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Runyan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Runyan in 1946 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Runyan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Runyan 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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