Show ContentsRenehan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Renehan comes from the Irish O Reannachain.

Early Origins of the Renehan family

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

Early History of the Renehan family

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Renehan Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Renehan family

Prominent amongst the family at this time was

  • Lawrence Renehan (1797-1857), who was president of Maynooth College and donor of the Renehan collection of manuscripts to the college...


United States Renehan migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renehan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Renehan, who arrived in New York in 1840 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Renehan (post 1700) +

  • Edward Joseph Renehan Sr. (1893-1953), American banker, a supporter Irish independence, and a major benefactor of the American Irish
  • Doug Renehan, American author of children's books
  • Edward J Renehan (b. 1956), American author of several biographies on American personalities
  • Alois B. Renehan (1869-1928), American Democratic Party 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 [2]
  • Laurence F. Renehan (1797-1857), Irish Roman Catholic priest


  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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