The name Rennix belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the region of Renwick
beside the Eden river in Cumberland
. Rennix 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 Rennix family
The surname Rennix 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 Rennix family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rennix research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1662 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Rennix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rennix Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Rennix include Renwick, Rennick and others.
Early Notables of the Rennix family (pre 1700)
Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rennix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rennix family to Ireland
Some of the Rennix 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.
Migration of the Rennix family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Rennix were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..