Danison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Danison surname is generally thought to have been a nickname derived from "son of Dan" [1] [2] or "son of Daniel." [3]

Early Origins of the Danison family

The surname Danison was first found in Cumberland (now Cumbria.) "For several centuries Danson has been a familiar South Cumberland and Furness surname. It is found in the neighbourhood of Millom." [3]

In the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland, we found Robert Dandeson who was listed there in 1332. A few years later, John Dandesone was listed in the Register of Freemen in York in 1363 and Robert Danson was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1381. [2]

Early History of the Danison family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Danison research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1662, 1916, 1679, 1692 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Danison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Danison Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Danison have been found, including Danison, Danisone, Dansone, Danson and others.

Early Notables of the Danison family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Danson (d. 1694), English nonconformist divine, born in the parish of St. Mary-le-Bow, London. "He then settled at Sibton, Suffolk, but in 1662 he was ejected from that living for nonconformity (Add. MS. 19165, f. 300). Subsequently he preached in London...
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Danison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Danison migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Danison surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Danison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Daniel Danison, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750 [4]
  • Daniel Danison Sr arrived in Maryland in 1694
  • Daniel Danison Jr arrived in Maryland in 1694


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)


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