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

Renfroe Early Origins



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.

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Renfroe Spelling Variations


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Renfroe Spelling Variations



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

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Renfroe Early History


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Renfroe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renfroe research. Another 155 words (11 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.

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Renfroe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renfroe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Renfroe 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:

Renfroe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William A Renfroe, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renfroe (post 1700)


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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 Democrat politician, Georgia State Treasurer, 1876-80; Postmaster at Atlanta, Georgia, 1886-89
  • J. L. Renfroe, American politician, Circuit Judge in Georgia Ogeechee Circuit, 1953

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Renfroe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Renfroe 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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