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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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Rentin occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Renton, Wrenton, Rentin, Renten, Wrenten, Wrentin and others.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Rentin, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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.