The lineage of the name Denes begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in an area where there was a valley. The place-name is derived from the Old English word denu,
when translated means valley.
This Old English word has also given rise to other local
names such as West Dean in Sussex
, Deane in Hampshire
and Dean in Essex.
Early Origins of the Denes family
The surname Denes was first found in Sussex
where the first record was of Ralph Dene holding manor and estates in that shire.
Early History of the Denes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denes research.Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1400, 1588, 1628, 1899, 1440, 1503, 1491, 1496, 1501, 1503, 1500, 1502, 1610, 1653, 1638, 1721, 1676, 1708 and are included under the topic Early Denes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Denes Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Denes has undergone many spelling variations
, including Dean, Deane, Dene, Deans, Deanes, Denes, Adeane and others.
Early Notables of the Denes family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Henry Deane (c.1440-1503), Lord Chancellor of Ireland
from 1491 to 1496, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1501 to 1503 and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal from 1500 to 1502; Richard Deane (1610-1653), a British... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Denes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Denes family to Ireland
Some of the Denes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 86 words (6 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 Denes family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Denes were among those contributors: Stephen Deane who arrived on the 'Fortune', just one year after the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1621. He built the first corn mill in New England
. John Deane, his brother Walter and their wives arrived in New England
The Denes 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: Forti et fideli nihil difficile
Motto Translation: To the brave and faithful man nothing is difficult.
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