Rennie Family History

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Rennie Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Rainey.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Pennie, Ronnie, Dennie, Lennie, Henrie, Winnie, Ednie, Menzie, Renne

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Rennie Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rennie name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rennie. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Rennie Family Origin

Where is the Rennie family from?

Rennie Family Occupations

What did your Rennie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rennie family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rennie. The most common Rennie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Rennie's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rennie ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rennie Historical Records

What Rennie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Rennie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rennie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 97,000 immigration records available for the last name Rennie. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Rennie. For the veterans among your Rennie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rennie Life Expectancy

What is the average Rennie lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rennie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Rennie in 1941 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rennie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rennie ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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