The Renick name comes from a town on the Scotland-England border. Our name has been spelled Rennick,Renicks,Renix and other ways here in America. This was mainly due to census takers and other officals who recorded the name in documents. I personally have met kin who use Rennick although they are in my family tree. I have spelled my middle name two different ways through the years as I have 2 birth certificates that list it both ways!. The following is from Gary Radcliffe .....Certainly makes sense that it is English. The "w" in wick is seldom pronounced. Wick means "place." REN seems to be from the Old English personal name which meant "raven." So we have Raven Wick as a meaning. Now that's a nice name. Thanks Gary for the update. Please see Original posting by Gary and my reply to clear up misinformation about German origins. I had reprinted the info exactly as written by William Renick of Ohio ca,1800.