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The prestigious French surname Rene is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry. Many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The French Rene surname comes from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "ragin," meaning "counsel" and "wald," or "rule."

Rene Early Origins



The surname Rene was first found in Lorraine where they held a family seat.

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Rene Spelling Variations


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Rene Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Renault, Renauld, Renaut, Renau, De Renault, de Renault, De Renaud, de Renauld, Renaud, Des Renaud, des Renaud and many more.

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Rene Early History


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Rene Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rene research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1568, 1581, 1591, 1606, 1624, 1652, 1662, 1701, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Rene History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rene Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rene Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name was Renaud de Beaune (1527-1606) of Tours, a French Catholic ecclesiastic, who was made Bishop of Mende in 1568, Archbishop of Bourges in 1581, and was made...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rene Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rene Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Rene, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • William Rene, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rene (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rene (post 1700)



  • Wendy Rene (1947-2014), stage name of Mary Frierson, American soul singer and songwriter
  • Jean Gaspard Pascal René, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • France-Albert René (b. 1935), socialist President of Seychelles from 1977 to 2004

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Rene Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rene 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 27 August 2015 at 15:08.

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