Show ContentsRennicks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Rennicks first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the region of Renwick beside the Eden river in Cumberland. Rennicks 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 Rennicks family

The surname Rennicks 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 Rennicks family

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Rennicks Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Rennicks has appeared include Renwick, Rennick and others.

Early Notables of the Rennicks family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include James Renwick (1662-1688), a Scottish minister, the last of the Covenanter martyrs, sentenced to die by hanging. He was the youngest child of Andrew Renwick (d. 1 Feb. 1676), a weaver, born near the village of Moniaive in the parish of Glencairn, Dumfriesshire. Several previous children had died in infancy; James received the careful training of an only child. Renwick refused to join the insurrection of 1685 under Archibald Campbell, ninth earl of Argyll. On 18 Oct., 1687, a...
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Ireland Migration of the Rennicks family to Ireland

Some of the Rennicks family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Australia Rennicks migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Rennicks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Rennicks, (b. 1830), aged 21, Irish country servant who was convicted in County Cavan, Ireland for 10 years for robbery, transported aboard the "Blackfriar" on 24th January 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), she died in 1856 [1]

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th October 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook