Danis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Danis originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. France was notorious for its eccentric kings, but it was revered for its contributions to European art and culture. The surname Danis originally came from the region of Poitou. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.

Early Origins of the Danis family

The surname Danis was first found in Poitou, where early members of the lineage have been cited since the twelfth century, such as Guillaume Daniel, a knight recorded in 1155. Another Daniel, known only as Master, was Chaplain of the French Empire in 1186. Leonard Daniel was alderman of Poitiers in 1355. Many individuals with the name Daniel are cited around 1335 in Normandy: of Boisdemets, Pernay, Vauguion. Lambert Daneau was honoured with noble status in 1428, studied law, and received his doctor of law. [1]

Early History of the Danis family

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Danis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Danis, Daniel, Daneau, Danel, Danès, Danet, Daniau, Deniau, Danis, Dany, Danielli, Danielis, Danielet, Daniellot, Daniélou and many more.

Early Notables of the Danis family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Pierre Danès, who was named curator of Saint-Josse in Paris in 1523 and was known as one of the most brilliant humanists of his time. Charles Daniel was a famous Marine in Dieppe in 1592; Saint Antoine Daniel was a Jesuit in Dieppe in 1601; Catherine Daniélou was a mystic in Quimper in 1619; Gabriel Daniel was a Jesuit in Rouen in 1649; Pierre Danet was...
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Danis World Ranking

In the United States, the name Danis is the 12,861st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Danis is ranked the 723rd most popular surname. [3] And in France, the name Danis is the 8,694th popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [4]


United States Danis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Danis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Danis, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1643 [5]
Danis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W Danis, aged 27, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1851 [5]

Canada Danis migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Danis Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Andre Danis lived in Lachine, Quebec in 1688
Danis Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Francoise Danis married in 1722 in Montreal

Contemporary Notables of the name Danis (post 1700) +

  • Elmer L. Danis, American politician, Mayor of Beckley, West Virginia, 1954 [6]
  • Marcel Danis PC, Canadian former politician, university administrator and lawyer
  • Yann Danis (b. 1981), Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender


  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  4. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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