Renfroe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Renfroe family

The surname Renfroe 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.

Early History of the Renfroe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renfroe research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1408, 1404 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Renfroe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Renfroe Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Renfroe family (pre 1700)

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Renfroe Ranking

In the United States, the name Renfroe is the 6,256th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Renfroe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renfroe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William A Renfroe, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Renfroe (post 1700) +

  • Scott Renfroe (b. 1966), American politician, Member of the Colorado Senate from the 13th district
  • Owen Renfroe (d. 2012), American Daytime Emmy Award winning television soap opera director and former editor, best known for his work on General Hospital
  • Moses Renfroe, American settler of middle Tennessee in 1780
  • Marshall Daniel Renfroe (1936-1970), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Cohen Williams "Laddie" Renfroe (b. 1962), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Gilbert Renfroe (b. 1963), American former professional NFL and CFL football quarterback
  • Earl W. Renfroe (1907-2000), American orthodontist, pioneer in breaking down the barriers of racism in medicine
  • Anita Renfroe (b. 1962), American Christian comedian from Atlanta, Georgia, regular commentator on Good Morning America
  • John W. Renfroe, American Democratic Party politician, Georgia State Treasurer, 1876-80; Postmaster at Atlanta, Georgia, 1886-89 [2]
  • J. L. Renfroe, American politician, Circuit Judge in Georgia Ogeechee Circuit, 1953 [2]

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  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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