The ancestors of the first family to use the name Denielstown lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland
. The name Denielstown was given to someone who lived near a place named Danzielstoun, in Scotland. Thus Denielstown 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 Denielstown family
The surname Denielstown 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", 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.
Early History of the Denielstown family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denielstown research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Denielstown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Denielstown Spelling Variations
are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland
. Denielstown has been spelled Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.
Early Notables of the Denielstown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Denielstown family to Ireland
Some of the Denielstown family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 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 Denielstown family to the New World and Oceana
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence
was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Denielstown were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Sam Denniston who settled in New York in 1774; and John Denniston, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802.