Render History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Render family

The surname Render was first found in Berwickshire at Renton, in the parish of Coldingham. "The Rentons of Renton were hereditary foresters of Coldingham in the reign of William the Lion, and Ricardus forestarius appears in record as Ricardus de Reningtona. In the fourteenth century the Rentons were an influential family of burgesses in Berwick. During the fifteenth century the family terminated in the direct line in a daughter who married Ellem of Ellemsford. Robert de Rentun witnessed a charter by Herbert, abbot of Kelso, c. 1225. Symon of Rennyngton, burgess of Jedburgh, rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, II, p. 197). John de Raynton who had a charter of lands of Over Lamberton in 1323 is probably the John de Rainton (Rayntoun, or Rayneton) who was burgess and customar of Berwick in 1325 and following years and c. 1332 received a charter of lands in Kirckambirton." [1]

In England, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include: Mathew de Renedon, or Reneton, Devon; and Robert de Reyndon, Warwickshire. [2]

Early History of the Render family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Render research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1235, 1296, 1330, 1590, 1473, 1479, 1548, 1557, 1561, 1429, 1464, 1500, 1431, 1782, 1569, 1646 and 1634 are included under the topic Early Render History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Render Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Render occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Renton, Wrenton, Rentin, Renten, Wrenten, Wrentin and others.

Early Notables of the Render family (pre 1700)

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Render Ranking

In the United States, the name Render is the 9,781st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]


United States Render migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Render, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Render Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Baptist Render, aged 38, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [4]
  • Joh Henr Render, who landed in America in 1848 [4]
  • Elise Render, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Geo Render, aged 50, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • Mathilde Render, aged 13, who landed in America, in 1893
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Render Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gregory Render, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Sarah Render, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Sylvia Render, aged 10, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Minnie Render, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Eugen Render, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Render migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Render Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Franc Render, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

Australia Render migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Render Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Render who was convicted in North Riding, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Camden" on 21st March 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Richard Render, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • Benjamin Render, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [7]
  • Benjamin Render, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Render (post 1700) +

  • Sergio Orlando Render (b. 1986), American college football guard
  • Arlene Render (1943-1990), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Gambia, 1990; Zambia, 1996-COTE d'Ivoire, 2001- [8]
  • George William Armitage Render (1887-1922), English first-class cricketer
  • William Render (b. 1800), German grammarian and translator
  • Shirley Render (b. 1943), Canadian politician in Manitoba, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1990 to 1999
  • Lewis Render Morgan, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Troup County, 1937-40 [9]
  • James Render Dowdell (1847-1921), American jurist, the 20th Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (1909 to 1914)
  • James Render Terrell Jr., American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Troup County, 1935-36


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/camden
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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