× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


Renwick is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the region of Renwick beside the Eden river in Cumberland. Renwick is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Renwick Early Origins



The surname Renwick was first found in Cumberland 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Close

Renwick Spelling Variations


Expand

Renwick Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Renwick has been recorded under many different variations, including Renwick, Rennick and others.

Close

Renwick Early History


Expand

Renwick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renwick research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1662 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Renwick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Renwick Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Renwick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Renwick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Renwick In Ireland


Expand

Renwick In Ireland



Some of the Renwick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Renwick or a variant listed above:

Renwick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Renwick was banished to New Jersey in 1685
  • John Renwick, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685

Renwick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Renwick, who landed in New York in 1809
  • Adam Renwick, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1812
  • George Renwick, aged 58, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Renwick, who arrived in America in 1840
  • Walter Renwick, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Renwick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martha Renwick, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"
  • Margaret Renwick, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"

Renwick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Renwick, aged 24, a surgeon, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Robert Renwick arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Rebecca Renwick arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • George Renwick arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Margaret Renwick, aged 30, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Renwick (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Renwick (post 1700)



  • James Renwick Jr., (1818-1895), American architect, best known for designing the Smithsonian Institution Building, Washington, DC and St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York
  • William Renwick, American politician, Member of North Dakota State Senate 1st District, 1929-
  • Walter N. Renwick, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 43rd District, 1914
  • Robert J. Renwick, American politician, Postmaster at Ithaca, New York, 1821
  • John Renwick, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1850-53
  • James Renwick, American politician, Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1869
  • George W. Renwick, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Elgin, Illinois, 1853-54, 1856-61; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1884
  • George Renwick, American politician, Supervisor of Northfield Township, Michigan, 1872-75
  • Dianne T. Renwick, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 12th District; Elected 2001
  • James Renwick (1790-1863), English physicist
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Renwick Family Crest Products


Expand

Renwick Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. 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).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Renwick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Renwick 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 28 June 2016 at 04:43.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest