Dening History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The old family name Dening is thought to have derived from the place name Dunoon (Dunomhainn in Gaelic), located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde.

Early Origins of the Dening family

The surname Dening was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. Today Dunoon is a town situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute but was originally a barony in Argyllshire. [1]

Important Dates for the Dening family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dening research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1255, 1265 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Dening History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dening Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Denoon, Dennin, Denning, Denune, Dunnoon, Dunoon, Denoone and many more.

Early Notables of the Dening family (pre 1700)

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Dening migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dening Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Dening, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [2]
Dening Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Dening, who landed in Kansas in 1876 [2]
  • Alois Dening, who landed in Kansas in 1876 [2]
  • Anton Dening, who landed in Kansas in 1878 [2]

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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