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Multiple Origins for the Surname Renton


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Renton Early Origins



The surname Renton was first found in Berwickshire 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Renton Spelling Variations


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Renton Spelling Variations



Although the name, Renton, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Renton, Wrenton, Rentin, Renten, Wrenten, Wrentin and others.

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Renton Early History


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Renton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renton research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1235, 1296, 1330, and 1590 are included under the topic Early Renton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Renton Notables 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



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 Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Renton family name Renton, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Renton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Renton, who settled in Virginia in 1716
  • James Renton, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • William Renton settled in Nevis in 1722

Renton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Renton, who arrived in America in 1819
  • Mary Renton arrived with her husband in New York in 1822
  • Mary Renton, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1822
  • William Renton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835

Renton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Renton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Richard Renton, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • John Renton, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"

Renton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Renton, aged 24, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Malcolm Renton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilpussund" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Renton (post 1700)



  • Kristen Louise Renton (b. 1982), American actress, known for her recurring role as Ima on Sons of Anarchy and her former role on Days of Our Lives (1965)
  • David Malcolm Renton (1878-1947), known as “DM”, an American builder and business executive
  • W. W. Renton, American politician, Mayor of Wheaton, Illinois, 1942
  • Peter Renton, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 4th District, 1840-42
  • Merle G. Renton, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1940
  • George F. Renton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1912
  • Fletcher Lowrie Renton (b. 1900), American Republican politician, Mayor of Royal Oak, Michigan, 1938-43; Resigned 1943; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940
  • Ronald Timothy Renton PC (b. 1932), Baron Renton of Mount Harry, English politician, Minister for the Arts (1990-1992), Government Chief Whip Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (1989-1990), Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex (1974-1997)
  • Kris Joseph Renton (b. 1990), Scottish footballer who currently plays as a striker for Newtongrange Star
  • Frank Renton, British musician, conductor and broadcaster, current host of Listen to the Band on BBC Radio 2
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

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

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