People Connected to Renfrewshire
Image right - Renfrewshire within Scotland
See also Renfrewshire - Main Page
People connected to Renfrewshire can be placed in the following groups.
- Cochrane - Traditionally the original ancestor of the Clan Cochrane in Scotland was a Scandinavian Viking who settled in what is now known as Renfrewshire.
- Hamilton Walter fitz Gilbert of Hambledon, moved to Renfrewshire.
- Ralston This surname comes from the lands or barony of Ralston near Paisley, in Renfrewshire.
- Ross Clan
- Sempill The origins of the surname Sempill are unknown, however the name has been recorded in Renfrewshire from as early as the 1100s.
- Stewart The family were granted extensive estates in Renfrewshire and East Lothian and the office of High Steward was made hereditary in the family.
- Wallace The name of the clan Wallace is first found in records in the twelfth century as holding extensive lands around Ayrshire and Renfrewshire.
Historical and Political people
- accommodated by the project Historic Renfrewshire (Link to follow) which covers the History of Renfrewshire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.
Families with their roots in Renfrewshire.
Please add the earliest head of the family to the list of Renfrewshire Families on Geni below and link their profiles to the project. These should be male! Adding anyone with a birthplace in Renfrewshire to the project would cause the project to be a little cluttered, so please restrict this to the earliest head of family!
Famous or Notable People
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Renfrewshire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.
People from Renfrewshire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Renfrewshire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.
Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project - there is no point in duplicating the list.
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Non-bold links take you to other biographical web pages.
How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles in projects.
Renfrewshire Genealogical Resources
- Renfrewshire Combination, Renfrewshire Workhouse
Renfrewshire Families on Geni
Emigrants from Renfrewshire
Please add the names of people from Renfrewshire who settled in the "New World"
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