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Though hidden in the annals of history, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Denholm which ranks as one of the oldest. The history of the name is interwoven within the colorful plaid of Scottish history and is an intrinsic part of the heritage of Scotland.

Denholm Early Origins



The surname Denholm was first found in Denholm, a small village located between Jedburgh and Hawick in the Scottish Borders. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
As early as the 16th century, the hamlet was named Denum and was frequently plundered and burnt during English raids of that time. There are three parishes named Denham in England where the local is derived from the Old English word "denu" + "ham" meaning "homestead or village in a valley." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
In Buckinghamshire, Denham is today a village and civil parish in the union of Eton and comprises 3780 acres. It was listed as Deneham in 1066 and later as Daneham in the Domesday Book [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
. Denham, Suffolk is near Bury St Edmunds and was listed as Denham in 1086. There is another Denham in Suffolk which lies near Eye and in this latter case, it was spelt Denham in 1086. Conjecturally, the family was descended from W. Hurrant, a Norman noble, who was granted the lands of Denham by William the Conqueror, and erected Denham Castle, and today the earthworks of the moat and bailey still remain.

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Denholm Spelling Variations


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Denholm Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Denham, Denholm, Denholme, Dennam and others.

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Denholm Early History


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Denholm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denholm research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, 1299, 1506, 1600, 1800, 1614, 1669 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Denholm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denholm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Denholm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Denholm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denholm In Ireland


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Denholm In Ireland



Some of the Denholm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Denholm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Denholm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842

Denholm Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Denholm, aged 28, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Gavin Denholm, aged 11, who settled in America from Airdrie, Scotland, in 1907
  • Christine Denholm, aged 14, who emigrated to the United States from Airdrie, Scotland, in 1907
  • Isaac Denholm, aged 49, who emigrated to America from Airdrie, Scotland, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Denholm, aged 35, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Denholm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Denholm, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Denholm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Denholm (post 1700)



  • Frank Edward Denholm (1923-2016), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Dakota (1971-1975)
  • John Ferguson Ian Denholm, Chairman, Denholm Ship Management Ltd
  • J. Denholm, Australian physicist at Wilkes Station in 1959, eponym of Mount Denholm, Antarctica
  • Robyn Denholm, Australian Chief financial officer and Executive Vice President of Juniper Networks
  • NoŽl Denholm, English historian
  • David Denholm (1924-1997), Australian author and teacher
  • F Denholm, Australian rugby league player in the 1909 competition
  • Mitchell Elliott Denholm (1922-1992), English film, television and theatre actor

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Motto


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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: Cura dat victoriam
Motto Translation: Caution gives victory.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The Denholm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Denholm Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 July 2016 at 10:44.

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