from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
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The name, Renten, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Renton, Wrenton, Rentin, Renten, Wrenten, Wrentin and others.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Renten surname who came to North America were: James Renton, who settled in Virginia in 1716; William Renton settled in Nevis in 1722; Mary Renton arrived with her husband in New York in 1822.