The name Reniewitch is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in the region of Renwick
beside the Eden river in Cumberland
. Reniewitch is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Reniewitch family
The surname Reniewitch was first found in Cumberland
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Reniewitch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reniewitch research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1662 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Reniewitch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reniewitch Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Reniewitch family name include Renwick, Rennick and others.
Early Notables of the Reniewitch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reniewitch family to Ireland
Some of the Reniewitch family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reniewitch family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Reniewitch surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Samuel Renick settled in Philadelphia in 1804; John Renwick was banished to New Jersey in 1685; Francis, James and William Renwick arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..