Runyon Family History

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Runyon Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rúnaidhin, from a diminutive of the personal name Ruanaidh (see Rooney). EML at Rooneen

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

Similar surnames: Munyon, Kenyon, Ranson, Munyan, Rayon, Rondon, Renton, Dundon, Dunton

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Runyon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Runyon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Runyon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Runyon Family Origin

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Runyon Family Occupations

What did your Runyon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Runyon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Runyon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Runyon. A less common occupation for the Runyon family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Runyon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Runyon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Runyon 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 Runyon. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Runyon. For the veterans among your Runyon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Runyon Life Expectancy

What is the average Runyon lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Runyon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Runyon in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Runyon 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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