Surname Mapper

Find out where your surname is most prevalent

For me--US, NZ, Australia, UK, CA--not much of a surprise considering its derivation and given that according to my research, the ancestor most recently imported into the country on either side of my family arrived in 1723 from, I think, Germany--but I'm not certain about that.


  1. Steven,

    When my father, as a young child, came over, his last name was Rung. However, at Ellis Island, there was a screwup and the papers read Runk. Years later, he had to go to court to change it legally to Runk.

    Rung is most common in Germany and the Nordic countries, which is interesting, because he came from what is now Rumania.

    Runk: most commonly found in the US! I wonder if many Rungs encountered the same error.


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