The Renfrye surname is of local
origin, derived from the town so called in Renfrewshire.
Early Origins of the Renfrye family
The surname Renfrye was first found in county of Edenburk, where they held a family seat
. After the Norman Conquest
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 Renfrye family
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Renfrye Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Renfrye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Renfrye family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Janet Renfrew
, who settled in New York in 1774; James Renfrew, who was naturalized in Lancaster county Pennsylvania in 1802; John Renfrew, who was naturalized in Allegheny Co., PA in 1831.