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Renn Early Origins



The surname Renn was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times, and were originally descended from Ralph de Raines who was granted lands by William, Duke of Albany in that shire. They were originally from Rennes in Normandy where they also held lands from their Lord, William de Aubigny of Belvoir.

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Renn Spelling Variations


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Renn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wren, Wrenn and others.

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Renn Early History


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Renn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renn research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1723, 1666, 1692, 1585, 1667, 1634, 1635 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Renn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723), one of the best known and highest acclaimed English architects in history, responsible for rebuilding 51 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Renn 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:

Renn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Harry Renn, who landed in Virginia in 1654

Renn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bernhart Renn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Fred Renn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Renn (post 1700)



  • Crystal Renn (b. 1986), American fashion model and author
  • Rudolph Renn, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1946, 1948
  • I. J. Renn, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Northumberland County, 1891-94
  • Samuel Renn (1786-1845), English organ builder from Derbyshire; he developed a factory for building organs with standard dimensions allowing him to build over 100 organs between 1822 and 1845
  • Veit Renn (b. 1967), German producer and songwriter
  • Ludwig Renn (1889-1979), born Arnold Friedrich Vieth von Golßenau, a German writer
  • Olaf Renn (b. 1969), former German footballer

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Renn Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Renn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Renn 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 5 November 2016 at 13:15.

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