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Wren Early Origins



The surname Wren was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times, and were originally descended from Ralph de Raines who was granted lands by William, Duke of Albany in that shire. They were originally from Rennes in Normandy where they also held lands from their Lord, William de Aubigny of Belvoir.

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Wren Spelling Variations


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Wren Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wren, Wrenn and others.

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Wren Early History


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Wren Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wren research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1723, 1666, 1692, 1585, 1667, 1634, 1635 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Wren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wren Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723), one of the best known and highest acclaimed English architects in history, responsible for rebuilding 51 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wren Notables 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:

Wren Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Wren, who landed in Maryland in 1657
  • James Wren, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Eliz Wren, who landed in Virginia in 1666

Wren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Wren settled in New York in 1820 with her four children
  • Mary Wren, aged 24, arrived in America in 1829
  • Bryan Wren, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1848
  • Marshal Wren, aged 25, landed in New York in 1854
  • Susanah Wren, aged 24, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wren Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Miles Wren U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Wren Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Wren, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland

Wren Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Wren arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Edmund Wren arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Mary Ann Wren arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Catherine Wren, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Mary Wren, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wren Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wren landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • C. T. Wren arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • George Wren, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wren (post 1700)



  • Thomas Wren (1826-1904), American politician, United States Representative from Nevada (1877 to 1879)
  • Martha Kay "M. K." Wren (b. 1938), American author
  • Franklin "Frank" Wren (b. 1958), American Major League Baseball executive, general manager of the Atlanta Braves
  • Robert Duffield "Bob" Wren (1873-1925), American tennis player, four-time U.S. singles championship winner
  • Matthew Wren (1585-1667), English clergyman and scholar
  • Sir Christopher Wren FRS (1632-1723), English architect and scientist
  • Alan Wren (b. 1964), English rock drummer of The Stone Roses
  • Percival Christopher "P.C." Wren (1875-1941), British novelist best known for "Beau Geste," about life in the French Foreign Legion
  • Robert "Bob" Wren (b. 1974), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • John Wren (1871-1953), Australian businessman whose life was fictionalized in Frank Hardy's novel "Power Without Glory"

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Wren Historic Events


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Wren Historic Events




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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Wren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wren 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 4 October 2016 at 19:53.

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