Reyney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Reyney as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in county of Angus.

Early Origins of the Reyney family

The surname Reyney was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire.

"The Ranys or Rennys were extensive owners of land in the district of Craig in Angus from the middle of the fifteenth century, and the Rennies of Usan were recognised as an old family. Symon Renny was bailie of Inverkeithing in 1362. John Rayny, pelliparius, was burgess of Stirling in 1436." [1]

Early History of the Reyney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reyney research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1572, 1592, 1798, 1402, 1409 and are included under the topic Early Reyney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reyney Spelling Variations

Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Reyney has been spelled Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

Early Notables of the Reyney family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Reyney family to Ireland

Some of the Reyney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Reyney migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Reyney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Matilda Reyney, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Salacia" in 1850 [2]
  • Margaret Reyney, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Salacia" in 1850 [2]


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SALACIA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Salacia.gif


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