Reen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Reen family
The surname Reen was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Reen family
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Reen Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Reen are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Reen include: Frayne, Freyne, Frene, Frenye, Freny, Frenney, Frenny, Frennes, Frenes, Frenye, Frain, Frayn, Fraine and many more.
Early Notables of the Reen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reen family to Ireland
Some of the Reen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reen migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Reen or a variant listed above:
Reen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joshua reen, who arrived in New York in 1795 
Reen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Reen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 
- Tade Reen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
- Denis Reen, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 
- Mary Reen, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 
- Darby Reen, aged 51, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 
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Reen migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Reen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Andrew Reen, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)