When Thomas Runion was born about 1774, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John Runyon, was 23 and his mother, Susannah Stanton, was 23. He married Parthenia Grinder about 1815. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 13 daughters. He lived in Lewis, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died from 1860 to 1870.
Altered form of Runyon 1, a surname of French origin.
Possibly also Irish: variant of Runyon 2.