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The surname is one of the oldest family names to came from that French region known as Brittany. It is derived from the Greek given name Dionysios, which means a follower of the Greek god of the same name. Much of the popularity of the name Denise is due to the fact that it was borne by the 3rd century Bishop of Paris who later became the patron saint of France.

Denise Early Origins



The surname Denise was first found in Champagne, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Denise Spelling Variations


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Denise Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Denise some of which are Denis, Dennis, Denys, Dennys, Denice, Denise, Deniset, Deniseau, Denison, Denisard, Denizot, Denizon and many more.

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Denise Early History


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Denise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denise research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1360, 1404, 1294, 1384, 1390, 1448, 1438, 1700, 1700, 1610, 1670, 1644, 1708, 1598, 1688, 1643, 1704, 1659, 1711, 1715 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Denise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Denise Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family during this period was Claude Denis, Lord of la Cornillere, during the 1700's; Frans Denys ( c. 1610-1670), a Flemish Baroque painter mainly of portraits; Jacob Denys (1644-1708) was a Flemish Baroque painter; Nicolas Denys (1598?-1688), a French aristocrat who became an explorer, colonizer, soldier and leader in...

Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Denise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Denise. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Denise were

Denise Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teunis Nyssen Denise, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Theunis Denise, who arrived in New York in 1638

Denise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Denise, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Jos. Denise, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Ireland, in 1892
  • Walter Denise, aged 9, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1892
  • Henri Denise, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1895

Denise Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Katherine Denise, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Donald Philip Denise, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Channel Islds., Jersey, England, in 1918
  • Marien Denise, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1923
  • Raymond Denise, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Raymond Denise, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1923

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Denise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Denise 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 31 March 2016 at 07:27.

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