|Printable Version of Topic
Click here to view this topic in its original format
|Celtic Radio Community > Surnames & Heraldry > Wren|
|Posted by: CelticRadio 21-Feb-2015, 08:37 AM|
| Background: This unusual name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is one of a large group of early English surnames created from nicknames, often from the names of birds and animals, after some supposed resemblance to their best-known characteristics, such as Lark, Nightingale, Jay, Hart, Lamb and so on. The nickname "Wren", derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "wrenna" or "wraenna", in Middle English "wrenne", was probably used of a small, busy and quick-moving person. The modern surname has two forms, Wren and Wrenn, the latter being the most usual spelling until the end of the 17th Century...
More Info: http://heraldry.celticradio.net/search.php?id=263
Discussion of this family is welcomed.