Rench History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rench family

The surname Rench was first found in Baden in Swabia where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Rench family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rench research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1513 is included under the topic Early Rench History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rench Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rentz, Rents, Renz, Renttz, Reintjes, Reints, Reents, Reinte and many more.

Early Notables of the Rench family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Rench Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rench migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rench Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Simon Rench, who settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Robert Rench, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Rench Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Rench, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Richard Rench, who landed in Arkansas in 1886 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rench (post 1700) +

  • Richard E. Rench (b. 1941), American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1983-1992)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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