Runner Family History

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Runner Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Ronner, an occupational name for a runner or messenger, a lightly armed mounted soldier. Compare Renner. UK 0EG

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

Similar surnames: Renner, Gunner, Rinner, Benner, Rayner, Rubner, Rudner, Runser

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Runner Family Origin

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Runner Family Occupations

What did your Runner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Runner family was Farm Laborer. The most common Runner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Runner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Runner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Runner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Runner Life Expectancy

What is the average Runner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Runner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Runner in 1952 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Runner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Runner 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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