The ancient Pictish-Scottish name Denyer comes from the personal name
Dennis. Denyer is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Some patronyms were formed from the personal names of the father of the bearer, while others came from prominent religious and secular figures. The surname Denyer was first established in Lancashire
, prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Denyer family
The surname Denyer was first found in Lancashire
(located in northwest England
and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Denyer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denyer research.Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 10,0, 1424, 1634, 1st , 1676, 1501 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Denyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Denyer Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Denyer has been spelled Denny, Denney, Dennie, Denie, Denye, Deanney, Deannie and many more.
Early Notables of the Denyer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Denyer family to Ireland
Some of the Denyer family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Denyer family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Denyer:
Denyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Freeman Denyer, aged 21, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Germanic" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J615-GPF : 6 December 2014), Freeman Denyer, 10 Apr 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Germanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Denyer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George Denyer, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from London, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67G-931 : 6 December 2014), George Denyer, 30 May 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- William Denyer, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Bakana" from Sierra Leone CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J686-CWP : 6 December 2014), William Denyer, 03 May 1920; citing departure port Sierra Leone, arrival port New York, ship name Bakana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Denyer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Denyer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Denyer (post 1700)
- Peter B. Denyer (1953-2010), British engineer, scientist and inventor who pioneered CMOS image sensor chips for many applications
- Peter Denyer (1947-2009), English actor, best remembered for his role as "Dennis Dunstable" in the London Weekend Television comedy series Please Sir! (1968)
- Grant Denyer (b. 1977), Australian TV reporter and personality, host of Ten's Family Feud (2014-)
- Frank Denyer (b. 1943), English composer
- Bertie Denyer (1924-2015), English footballer
- Bertie Denyer (1893-1969), English footballer who made over 320 appearances in the Football League for Swindon Town
Historic Events for the Denyer family
- Mr. Ronald Denyer, American 1st Class Passenger, Valet to the Vanderbilt family from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
The Denyer Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Et mea messis erit
Motto Translation: My harvest will also arrive.