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The surname Riney was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in county of Angus.

Riney Early Origins



The surname Riney 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, 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.

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Riney Spelling Variations


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Riney Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Riney has been spelled Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

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Riney Early History


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Riney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riney research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Riney In Ireland


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Riney In Ireland



Some of the Riney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Riney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Riney, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764
  • Charles Riney, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riney (post 1700)



  • Hal Patrick Riney (1932-2008), American advertising executive, inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame (2001)
  • Terrance Riney, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of River Rouge, Michigan, 1988

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Riney Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Riney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riney 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 8 January 2016 at 11:22.

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