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Early Origins of the Renton family


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.

Early History of the Renton family


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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.

Early Notables of the Renton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Renton family to the New World and Oceana


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 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Renton, who settled in Nevis in 1722

Renton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Renton, who arrived in America in 1819 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Renton arrived with her husband in New York in 1822
  • Mary Renton, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Renton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Renton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Renton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [2]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  • John Renton, aged 22, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml

Renton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peter Renton, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 4th District, 1840-42 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Merle G. Renton, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1940 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George F. Renton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1912 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fletcher Lowrie Renton (b. 1900), American Republican politician, Mayor of Royal Oak, Michigan, 1938-43; Resigned 1943; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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)
  • Paul John Renton (1962-2017), New Zealand rugby union player
  • Kris Joseph Renton (b. 1990), Scottish footballer who currently plays as a striker for Newtongrange Star
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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