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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.

"The Ranys or Rennys were extensive owners of land in the district of Craig in Angus from the middle of the fifteenth century, and the Rennies of Usan were recognised as an old family. Symon Renny was bailie of Inverkeithing in 1362. John Rayny, pelliparius, was burgess of Stirling in 1436." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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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 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1572, 1592, 1798, 1402, 1409 and 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 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 Notables (pre 1700)


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Reney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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 125 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 America. 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, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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