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Reen Early Origins



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.

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Reen Spelling Variations


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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.

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Reen Early History


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Reen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reen research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, 1140 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Reen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Reen In Ireland


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Reen In Ireland



Some of the Reen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Mary Reen, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Darby Reen, aged 51, landed in New York, NY in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reen Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Reen, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Reen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 October 2013 at 08:35.

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