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The Renfro surname is of local origin, derived from the town so called in Renfrewshire.

Renfro Early Origins



The surname Renfro was first found in county of Edenburk, where they held a family seat. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north and the borders became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land. Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. The name was first recorded in Scotland in 1296 when Adam DeReynfru of the county of Edenburk rendered homage to King Edward 1st of England in 1296 during the latter's brief conquest of Scotland.

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Renfro Spelling Variations


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Renfro Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Renfrew, Renfrye, Reynfrew, Rainfrew, Renfro, Renfroe and many more.

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Renfro Early History


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Renfro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renfro research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1408, 1404 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Renfro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renfro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renfro Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renfro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John C. Renfro, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1895

Renfro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ferry Renfro, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Jerry Renfro, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renfro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Renfro (post 1700)



  • P. D. Renfro, American politician, Mayor of Beaumont, Texas, 1937
  • Jim Renfro, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 23rd District, 2008
  • George T. Renfro, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1912
  • Forney Renfro, American politician, Mayor of Opelika, Alabama, 1952-53
  • Darcy Renfro, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1996
  • D. L. Renfro, American politician, Candidate for Delegate to Kentucky convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Clifton Renfro, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Ray County, 1920
  • Chet Renfro, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • C. C. Renfro, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944
  • Marli Renfro (b. 1938), American former showgirl, model and actress; she played the uncredited body double for Janet Leigh in the shower scene of the 1960 film Psycho
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Renfro


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Suggested Readings for the name Renfro



  • William Renfro, 1734-1830 by Josie Baird.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Renfro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Renfro 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 12 November 2016 at 19:22.

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