Origin of the Name Rynne
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Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Rynne
include Rinn, Rynn, Ring, Wrenn, Reen and Wren. The Irish name Rynne is derived from two distinct Gaelic septs.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
The MacBhroin sept was located in County Leitrim and takes its name from the Gaelic word 'bran' meaning 'raven'. McCrann is another variant form of this Gaelic sept name. The O'Rinn sept of County Cork take their name from the word 'reann' meaning 'spear' and were located in the eastern part of County Cork and especially in the Barony of Imokilly. This Gaelic name was also anglicized extensively as Ring as well as Rinn and Rynne.
The Rynne coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Rynne descendants.