Rendon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rendon family

The surname Rendon 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 Rendon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rendon 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 Rendon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rendon Spelling Variations

The name Rendon, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Renton, Wrenton, Rentin, Renten, Wrenten, Wrentin and others.

Early Notables of the Rendon family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rendon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rendon Ranking

In the United States, the name Rendon is the 2,826th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [3]


United States Rendon migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Rendon family, or who bore a variation of the surname Rendon were

Rendon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Rendon, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813 [4]
  • Luis Rendon, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [4]
  • Juan G Rendon, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 [4]
  • Lino Rendon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [4]
  • I Rendon, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1861 [4]
Rendon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emiliano Rendon, who landed in Texas in 1910 [4]
  • Lazaro Rendon, who landed in Texas in 1910 [4]
  • Manuel Rendon, who landed in Texas in 1911 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rendon (post 1700) +

  • Del Rendon (1965-2005), American musician from Starkville, Mississippi
  • Cecil P. Rendon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932 [5]
  • Bruce R. Rendon, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 103rd District; Elected 2012 [5]
  • María Cecilia Chacón Rendon, Bolivian lawyer, political scientist
  • John Jairo Toro Rendon (b. 1958), retired Colombian football referee
  • James Aurelio Rendon (b. 1985), Columbian race walker
  • Ana María Rendon (b. 1986), female athlete from Colombia who competes in archery


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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