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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. ruh-ner(American English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsRonner, Renner

Meaning & History

Probably an altered spelling of German Ronner, annoccupational name for a runner or messenger, a lightly armed mounted soldier. Compare Renner. UK The surname Runner was first found in Lancashire. One of the first records of the family was found in the year 1246 when Alan de Runacres held estates in that shire. The Renacres family have been mentioned; they appear to have been closely related to the lords of the manor of Bickerstaffe. It was popularized in North America as used in Native American names. Over 123,782 has been used with the past name Runner. 33% German 33% English 33% Native American.
Added 6/16/2022 by Sunny
Edited 12/21/2022 by Mike C