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The origins of the Renneke name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Renwick beside the Eden river in Cumberland. Renneke 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.

Renneke Early Origins



The surname Renneke 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.

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Renneke Early History


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Renneke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renneke research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1662 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Renneke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renneke Spelling Variations


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Renneke Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Renneke were recorded, including Renwick, Rennick and others.

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Renneke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renneke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Renneke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renneke In Ireland


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Renneke In Ireland



Some of the Renneke 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Renneke family emigrate to North America: 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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