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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Reney as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in county of Angus.

Reney Early Origins



The surname Reney was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Reney Spelling Variations


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Reney Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Reney has been spelled Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

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Reney Early History


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Reney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reney research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Reney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reney In Ireland


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Reney In Ireland



Some of the Reney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Reney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Reney, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reney (post 1700)



  • Doris C. Reney, American Republican politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Grantham, 1956; Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Grantham 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Reney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reney 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 21 January 2016 at 14:12.

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