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Rentoul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Rentoul family


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.

Early History of the Rentoul family


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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.

Early Notables of the Rentoul family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rentoul family to Ireland


Some of the Rentoul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rentoul family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)

Rentoul Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Rentoul, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

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

The Rentoul 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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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) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

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