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The ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada is thought to be the home of the ancestors of the Danyelston family. Their name comes from someone having lived near a place named Danzielstoun, in Scotland. Thus Danyelston is a local surname, which belongs to a category of hereditary surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Danyelston family


The surname Danyelston 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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Early History of the Danyelston family

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Early History of the Danyelston family


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Danyelston Spelling Variations

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Danyelston Spelling Variations


In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Danyelston has appeared as Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.

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Early Notables of the Danyelston family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Danyelston family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Danyelston family to Ireland

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Migration of the Danyelston family to Ireland


Some of the Danyelston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Danyelston family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Danyelston family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Danyelston or a variant listed above: Sam Denniston who settled in New York in 1774; and John Denniston, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802.

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  1. ^ 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)

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