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Runion Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Runions Runyan Runyon
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

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I am searching for the Runyon family living in New York in the late 1700s-early 1800s. I have an Ann Mariah Runyon probably born 1817 who married Hugh Byers. The family ends up in Ingham Co, MI. Help!
posted by Mary Landers
Big Y results have posted for three Runions cousins and the haplogroup R-FT19077 that all Runyan/Runyon descendants share. is beginning to show mutations. With these three new tests two new haplogroups have emerged, R-FTC36144 and R-FTC35353. These haplogroups represent the Runions that migrated from New Jersey into upstate New York and Canada.

This is exciting news! Please consider Y DNA testing and joining the Runyon/Runyan surname project on FTDNA.

posted by Dee (Perkins) Bekman
This has been an exciting morning for me! We had a Y DNA test came through this morning from a 6xg grandson of Benjamin Runions. The Y DNA test verifies our line does descend from Vincent Rongnion and therefore we are related to all of the Runyan/Runyon's of New Jersey as well as those that migrated south. Now to find the parents of Jonathan Runions b abt 1725!
posted by Dee (Perkins) Bekman
Spelling Variations that I have found Include but are not limited to:

Rongons, Ronignon, Ronnignon, Ronjan, Ronjans, Ronjen, Ronjens, Ronnien, Ronyons, Runjan, Runjans, Runjen, Runjens, Runion, Runnian, Runnians, Runnion, Runions, Runnions, Runnigans, Runnigens, Runnel, Runyan, Runyen, Runyon

posted by Dee (Perkins) Bekman
edited by Dee (Perkins) Bekman
Hi All,
  • I'm a descendant of Benjamin Runions b 1752 baptized in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, d abt 1839 in Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario. I am looking for a male descendant of Benjamin's that carries the Runions surname that might be willing to do a Y DNA test. If you know someone or that is you please contact me Perkins-10289 or [email address removed]
  • There are a group of us working to prove/disprove that Benjamin Runions and Henry Runions b abt 1760 probably, Mohawk Valley, New York, d 1838 in Cornwall, Ontario were siblings. We recently had a descendant of Henry Runions complete a Y DNA test. That test confirms Henry is a descendant of Vincent Rongnion b 1645 in France d 1713, New Jersey. I have quite a bit of research on both Henry & Benjamin and am happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • If you have already taken a Y DNA test and haven't joined the Runyan Surname project please do so.

Thank you! Dee Bekman

posted by Dee (Perkins) Bekman
edited by Dee (Perkins) Bekman