Runciman: LKS (SCT)

FatherRunciman: SCT
NameAnalysis(Earliest)1680;is the earliest recorded Runciman, or variant surname, in the Lanark OPR Births (as Rindsman, but with the same family also recorded as Runsiman).
Only 3 parishes appear to have entries: Glasgow itself (7), Barony (3) and Gorbals (1);
Dates range from 1680 (Rindsman) to 1854 (Runciman). 
SurnameVariant1680;Rindsman;only one instance, same couple also recorded as Runsiman1 
SurnameVariant1685;Runsiman;only one instance, same couple also recorded as Rindsman2,1 
SurnameVariant1814;Runceman;only 1 instance - family also recorded as Runchman3,4 
SurnameVariant1821;Runchman;3 instances (1821 - 1826), probably all the same family, also recorded as Runceman (1814)4,3 
SurnameVariant1847;Runciman;the most common variant,with 5 instances over at least 3 families5 
Cens18511851;Lanarkshire (1851), SCT;FamilySearch: 23 of the RUNCIMAN like names listed. Surnames indexed: RUNCIMAN (11), RUNSIMAN (11), RUNCHMAN (1), over 3 parishes, plus one with no parish indexed6 
Last Edited11 Oct 2013


  1. [S115] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Stirling, Scotland, Births 1538-1854", Birth 1680 Agnes d/o James RINDSMAN & Issobel FENTON, Glasgow, 644/001 0060 0117, extracted from index Apr 2010.
  2. [S115] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Stirling, Scotland, Births 1538-1854", Birth 1685 James s/o James RUNSIMAN & Isobel FENTON, Glasgow, 644/001 0060 0205, extracted from index Apr 2010.
  3. [S115] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Stirling, Scotland, Births 1538-1854", Birth 1814 Margaret d/o David RUNCEMAN & Beatrix REID, Barony, 622/ 0050 0290, extracted from index Apr 2010.
  4. [S115] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Stirling, Scotland, Births 1538-1854", Birth 1821 Jean d/o David RUNCHMAN & Beatrice REID, Glasgow, 644/001 0300 0243, extracted from index Apr 2010.
  5. [S115] Scotlands People Index, "OPR Stirling, Scotland, Births 1538-1854", Birth 1847 d/o David RUNCIMAN, Glasgow, 644/001 0570 0054, extracted from index Apr 2010.
  6. [S611] 1851 Census, Scotland, indexes from FamilySearch, RUNCIMAN-like names , extracted Apr 2010.
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