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The prestigious French surname Reneau 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 Reneau surname comes from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "ragin," meaning "counsel" and "wald," or "rule."
The surname Reneau was first found in Lorraine where they held a family seat.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reneau 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 Reneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Reneau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Reneau Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Reneau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Reneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reneau 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.
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