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Rennie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Rennie family


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.

"The Ranys or Rennys were extensive owners of land in the district of Craig in Angus from the middle of the fifteenth century, and the Rennies of Usan were recognised as an old family. Symon Renny was bailie of Inverkeithing in 1362. John Rayny, pelliparius, was burgess of Stirling in 1436." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Early History of the Rennie family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rennie research.
Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1572, 1592, 1798, 1402, 1409 and are included under the topic Early Rennie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Rennie family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Rennie family to Ireland


Some of the Rennie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rennie family to the New World and Oceana


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 America. Among them:

Rennie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mareon Rennie, who landed in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Marian Rennie, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Marion Rennie, who settled in New Jersey in 1686

Rennie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Rennie, who settled in Georgia in 1754

Rennie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Rennie, who landed in New York in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Rennie, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Rennie, who arrived in Arkansas in 1881 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Albert Rennie, who settled in Michigan in 1883

Rennie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Rennie, aged 25, a merchant, who 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, who 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 [3]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml
  • Robert Rennie, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [5]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
  • Alexander Rennie, aged 36, a farm servant, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • Anne Auld Rennie, aged 8, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • Margaret Rennie, aged 8, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850

Rennie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John T. Rennie, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Durban, 1905 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. M. Rennie, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Sydney, 1897-98 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alexander H. Rennie, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Durban, 1898 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Rennie FRS (1787-1867), Scottish naturalist, son of Thomas Rennie (or Rainey) of Aldenholme, Sorn, Ayrshire
  • Alex Rennie (1948-2018), Scottish football player and manager; he played from 1964 to 1978 and managed from 1980 to 1987
  • 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
  • ... (Another 32 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Rennie family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Bertha May  Rennie (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Master William Henry  Rennie (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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