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A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Rennie. They lived in county of Angus.

Rennie Early Origins



The surname Rennie was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, 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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Rennie Spelling Variations


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Rennie Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Rennie has appeared as Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

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Rennie Early History


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Rennie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rennie research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rennie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rennie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rennie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rennie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rennie In Ireland


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Rennie In Ireland



Some of the Rennie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 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



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Rennie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mareon Rennie, who landed in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685
  • Marian Rennie, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685
  • Marion Rennie settled in New Jersey in 1686

Rennie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Rennie settled in Georgia in 1754

Rennie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Rennie, who landed in New York in 1846
  • William Rennie, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1878
  • John Rennie, who arrived in Arkansas in 1881
  • Albert Rennie settled in Michigan in 1883

Rennie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Rennie, aged 25, a merchant, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Sir Robert H. Dick" from Liverpool, England

Rennie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Rennie, a shoemaker, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Edward Rennie, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  • Alexander Rennie, aged 29, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Robert Rennie, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • James Rennie, aged 20, a wire worker, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
  • Alexander Rennie, aged 36, a farm servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Anne Auld Rennie, aged 8, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Margaret Rennie, aged 8, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850

Rennie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Rennie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avon" in 1860
  • Margaret Rennie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avon" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rennie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rennie (post 1700)



  • John Rennie (b. 1959), American editor-in-chief of Scientific American
  • Gaye Rennie (b. 1949), American model
  • Ysabel Rennie, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964
  • John T. Rennie, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Durban, 1905
  • H. M. Rennie, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Sydney, 1897-98
  • Alexander H. Rennie, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Durban, 1898
  • William Cowan "Willie" Rennie (b. 1967), Scottish politician, current Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • William Rennie (1821-1896), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Ross Rennie (b. 1986), Scottish rugby union player
  • Martin Rennie, Scottish-born footballer
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rennie Historic Events


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Rennie Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Bertha May  Rennie (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master William Henry  Rennie (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Rennie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rennie 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.

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