Renfrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Renfrow family

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.

Early History of the Renfrow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renfrow research. Another 78 words (6 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.

Renfrow Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Renfrow family (pre 1700)

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


United States Renfrow migration to the United States +

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 immigrated to America in 1907
  • James L Renfrow, aged 60, who arrived at New York in 1912

Canada Renfrow migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renfrow Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Jessie Renfrow, aged 19, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1920

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 [1]
  • R. Todd Renfrow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980 [1]
  • G. B. Renfrow, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916 [1]
  • Edward Renfrow, American politician, North Carolina State Auditor, 1981-93 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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