Renwick Family History

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Renwick Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English (pronounced ‘rennick’): habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from the Old English byname Hræfn (meaning ‘raven’) + wic ‘outlying settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Fenwick, Reddick, Bewick, Beswick, Barwick, Rennick, Goswick, Berwick

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Renwick Family Origin

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Renwick Family Occupations

What did your Renwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Renwick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Renwick's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Renwick family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Renwick.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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Renwick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Renwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renwick 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Renwick. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Renwick. For the veterans among your Renwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Renwick Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Renwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Renwick in 1943 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Renwick 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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