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

Renfrow Early Origins



The surname Renfrow 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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Renfrow Spelling Variations


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Renfrow Spelling Variations



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

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Renfrow Early History


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Renfrow Early History



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

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Renfrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renfrow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Renfrow 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:

Renfrow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. F. Renfrow, who arrived in America in 1906
  • James I. Renfrow, who emigrated to America in 1907
  • James L Renfrow, aged 60, who arrived at New York in 1912

Renfrow Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Jessie Renfrow, aged 19, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renfrow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Renfrow (post 1700)



  • William Cary Renfrow (1845-1922), American Civil War soldier and politician, 3rd Governor of Oklahoma Territory
  • Randy Renfrow (b. 1958), retired American NASCAR driver
  • T. J. Renfrow, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Mecklenburg County, 1915-16
  • R. Todd Renfrow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980
  • G. B. Renfrow, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916
  • Edward Renfrow, American politician, North Carolina State Auditor, 1981-93

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. 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.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    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 Renfrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Renfrow 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 29 October 2016 at 23:06.

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