Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Rennech family once lived in the region of Renwick beside the Eden river in Cumberland. Rennech 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 Rennech family
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 Rennech family
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Rennech Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Rennech family name include Renwick, Rennick and others.
Early Notables of the Rennech family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rennech family to Ireland
Some of the Rennech family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rennech family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Rennech 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..
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