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Rennison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Rennison has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the region of Renwick beside the Eden river in Cumberland. Rennison 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 Rennison family


The surname Rennison 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 Rennison family


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Rennison Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Rennison have been found, including Renwick, Rennick and others.

Early Notables of the Rennison family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rennison family to Ireland


Some of the Rennison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rennison family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rennison Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Rennison, who arrived in Prince Edward Island in 1817

Rennison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Rennison, aged 38, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  • Henry Rennison, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Rennison (post 1700)


  • Louise Rennison (1951-2016), English author and comedian, best known for her work on Angus, Thongs, Full-Frontal Snogging and Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
  • Air Vice-Marshal David Ralph Grey Rennison CB, former senior Royal Air Force officer, Air Member for Logistics (2006–2007)
  • Richard Rennison (1889-1969), the last English-born "anvil priest" who regularly performed about 300 marriages a year from 1926-1935 at the Old Blacksmith Shop, Gretna Green, Scotland
  • Colleen Rennison (b. 1987), Canadian singer/songwriter and actress from Vancouver, British Columbia

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm

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