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Renwick Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from Renwick (Cumberland) from an Old English personal name Hræfn (genitive Hræfnes) + Old English wīc ‘dwelling specialized farm’.

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

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

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Where is the Renwick family from?

You can see how Renwick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Renwick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Renwick families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Renwick families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Renwick's in USA. New York had the highest population of Renwick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Renwick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Renwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Renwick. 28% of Renwick men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Renwick women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Renwick were Clerk and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 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 Cards

There are 4,000 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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What is the average Renwick lifespan?

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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