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Rentoul Early Origins



The surname Rentoul was first found in Kinross-shire, where they held a family seat in the lands of Rintoul in the parish of Orwell on the banks of beautiful Loch Leven. Their records on these estates go back to about 1300 which denies the family tradition that they may be of Huguenot origin. Historians have linked the name to the Dutch Rintel which would make the family of Flemish origin, a more reasonable claim given the time frame in Scottish settlements, but still most unlikely.

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Rentoul Spelling Variations


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Rentoul Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rintool, Rintoole, Rintoul, Rintoule, Rentoul, Rentoule, Rentool, Rentoole and many more.

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Rentoul Early History


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Rentoul Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rentoul research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1642 is included under the topic Early Rentoul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rentoul Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rentoul Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rentoul Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rentoul In Ireland


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Rentoul In Ireland



Some of the Rentoul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 116 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rentoul Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Skinner Rentoul, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845

Rentoul Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Rentoul arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Barbara Rentoul arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Margaret Rentoul arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rentoul (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rentoul (post 1700)



  • John Laurence Rentoul (1846-1926), Irish Presbyterian clergyman and a poet
  • James Alexander Rentoul (1854-1919), British judge and politician, Member of Parliament for Down East (1890-1893)
  • John Rentoul (b. 1958), British journalist, chief political commentator for The Independent since February 2004
  • Sir Gervais Squire Chittick Rentoul KC (1884-1946), British Conservative politician, son of Judge James Alexander Rentoul

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Facta non verba
Motto Translation: Deeds not words.


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Rentoul Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Rentoul Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rentoul 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 9 August 2015 at 10:45.

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