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Wrenn Early Origins



The surname Wrenn 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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Wrenn Spelling Variations


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Wrenn Spelling Variations



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

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Wrenn Early History


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Wrenn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrenn 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 Wrenn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wrenn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wrenn 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 Wrenn 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:

Wrenn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Wrenn who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Wrenn, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Wrenn, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Francis Wrenn settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Fra Wrenn, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wrenn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. L. Wrenn, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1893

Wrenn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • H. B. Wrenn, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Ellen Wrenn, aged 20, who settled in America from Clonakilty, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bridget Wrenn, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Tralee, Ireland, in 1909
  • Bridget A. Wrenn, aged 19, who landed in America from Westhort, Ireland, in 1909
  • Ellen Wrenn, aged 34, who landed in America from Skibberien, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrenn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrenn (post 1700)



  • Robert "Bob" Duffield Wrenn (1873-1925), left-handed American tennis player, former co-World No. 1, one of the first inductees in the International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • George Lawson Wrenn (1865-1948), American tennis player who played in the US Open in 1900 and at Wimbledon in 1919
  • Heaton Luse Wrenn (1900-1978), American rugby union player
  • Robert Brenaman Wrenn Jr. (b. 1959), American sportscaster and golf course design consultant
  • Charles Leslie Wrenn (1895-1969), British scholar, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford in 1945

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wrenn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrenn 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 1 May 2016 at 20:58.

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