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The forbears of the name Deniston are thought to be of the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name indicates that the first bearer lived near a place named Danzielstoun, in Scotland. Thus Deniston is a local surname, which belongs to a category of hereditary surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Deniston Early Origins



The surname Deniston was first found in Renfrewshire, at Danzielstoun, in the parish of Kilmalcolm. "The manor took its name from some man named Daniel, and it bore this name as early as the reign of Malcolm IV", [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
who died in 1165. It is generally thought that the town was founded about 1060.

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Deniston Early History


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Deniston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deniston research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Deniston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deniston Spelling Variations


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Deniston Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Deniston has been spelled Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.

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Deniston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deniston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Deniston In Ireland


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Deniston In Ireland



Some of the Deniston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deniston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Deniston (aged 21), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"
  • James Deniston (aged 20), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"

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