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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. 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).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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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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