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The surname Renehan comes from the Irish O Reannachain.

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The surname Renehan was first found in the ancient territory of Oriel, which was mostly comprised of modern day Armagh, Monaghan and Fermanagh.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Renehan, Renahan, Ronaghan, Renegan, Renaghan and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renehan research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1797 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Renehan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Renehan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renehan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Renehan, who settled in New York in 1840
  • Matthew Renehan, who arrived in New York in 1840
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  • Edward Joseph Renehan Sr. (1893-1953), American banker, a supporter Irish independence, and a major benefactor of the American Irish
  • Alois B. Renehan (1869-1928), American Democrat politician, Candidate for member New Mexico territorial council, 1896; Member of New Mexico State House of Representatives, 1915; Member of New Mexico State Senate; Elected 1924
  • Doug Renehan, American author of children's books
  • Edward J Renehan (b. 1956), American author of several biographies on American personalities
  • Laurence F. Renehan (1797-1857), Irish Roman Catholic priest
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    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    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. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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