The ancestors of the name Denieston come from the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Dalriadans. They lived along the rugged west coast of Scotland
and on the Hebrides
islands and used the name to indicate a person who lived near a place named Danzielstoun, in Scotland
. Thus Denieston 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 Denieston family
The surname Denieston 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 Denieston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denieston research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Denieston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Denieston Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations
of Denieston have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.
Early Notables of the Denieston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Denieston family to Ireland
Some of the Denieston 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 Denieston family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers from Scotland
put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence
. As Clan
societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Denieston were among those contributors: Sam Denniston who settled in New York in 1774; and John Denniston, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802.