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The name Renouf is of patronymic origin, that is, it is derived from the personal name of the father of the initial bearer. Renouf comes from the old Germanic name "Raginwulf," which is composed of two elements, "ragin," meaning "council" and "wulf," meaning "wolf."

Renouf Early Origins



The surname Renouf was first found in Calvados and Cotentin, France, before bearers of the name crossed the English Channel in the wake of the Norman invasion. One source lists a Ranulph, Viscount of Bessin, who had a large fief in Guernsey.

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Renouf Spelling Variations


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Renouf Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Renouf family name include Renoul, Renou, Renoult, Renout, Renoux, Renouleau, Renoux, Renouard and many more.

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Renouf Early History


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Renouf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renouf research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1766, 1772, 1808, 1811, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Renouf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renouf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renouf Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Renouf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renouf In Ireland


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Renouf In Ireland



Some of the Renouf family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Renouf family to immigrate North America:

Renouf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Renouf, who arrived in Boston in 1715

Renouf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Renouf, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia 1834
  • Nicholas Renouf, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838

Renouf Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Henry Renouf of Guernsey were second class passengers aboard the Titanic, headed for Elizabeth, New Jersey. Peter did not survive, but his wife Lilliam Renouf was rescued

Renouf Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Renouf, who came to Nova Scotia some time between the years 1770-1799

Renouf Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Louisa Renouf, aged 22, a cook, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • J. Renouf arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renouf (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Renouf (post 1700)



  • Thomas Renouf, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Jersey, 1862-66, 1884
  • E. B. Renouf (b. 1864), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Jersey, 1892-1911
  • Lady Susan Renouf (1942-2016), born Susan Rossiter, Australian socialite who acquired her title through her third marriage to New Zealand businessman Sir Frank Renouf
  • Lady Susan Renouf (b. 1940), Australian socialite, second wife of Frank Renouf
  • Steve Renouf (b. 1970), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Sir Peter le Page Renouf (1822-1897), British Egyptologist
  • Lady Michèle Renouf (b. 1946), Australian-born advertising actress, third wife of Frank Renouf
  • Sir Francis Henry "Frank" Renouf (1918-1998), New Zealand tycoon and financier
  • George Renouf (1878-1961), Jersey Island-born, Canadian politician in Manitoba
  • Brent Renouf (b. 1988), Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Renouf Historic Events


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Renouf Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Peter Henry Renouf (d. 1912), aged 33, American Second Class passenger from Elizabeth, New Jersey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Lillian "Lily" Renouf, (née Jefferys), aged 30, American Second Class passenger from Elizabeth, New Jersey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 12

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Renouf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Renouf 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 July 2016 at 11:34.

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