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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



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    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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