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In ancient Scotland, Renney was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in county of Angus.

Renney Early Origins



The surname Renney was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire.

"The Ranys or Rennys were extensive owners of land in the district of Craig in Angus from the middle of the fifteenth century, and the Rennies of Usan were recognised as an old family. Symon Renny was bailie of Inverkeithing in 1362. John Rayny, pelliparius, was burgess of Stirling in 1436." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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Renney Early History


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Renney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renney research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1572, 1592, 1798, 1402, 1409 and are included under the topic Early Renney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renney Spelling Variations


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Renney Spelling Variations



Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Renney has been spelled Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

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Renney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Renney In Ireland


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Renney In Ireland



Some of the Renney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

Renney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Renney, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Renney, who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his son and servants

Renney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Renney, aged 20, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Renney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Renney, who landed in America in 1811 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Renney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Renney, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Cleator Moor, in 1904
  • Annie Renney, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Rosecommon, in 1905
  • John Renney, aged 18, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1907
  • Mabel Jane Renney, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1907
  • Mary Renney, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Renney (post 1700)



  • Thomas Renney (b. 1955), Canadian Head Coach for the Edmonton Oilers
  • James Renney D.D. (d. 1894), English bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church in England

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