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The Denison surname comes from the place name Danzielstoun, in Scotland. Thus Denison is a local surname, which belongs to a category of hereditary surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Denison Early Origins



The surname Denison 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", [1]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.

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Denison Spelling Variations


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Denison Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.

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Denison Early History


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Denison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denison research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Denison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Denison Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Denison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denison In Ireland


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Denison In Ireland



Some of the Denison 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Denison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Denison, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Edward Denison, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • William Denison, his wife Margaret, and their three sons, who settled in Massachusetts in 1631
  • William Denison, who landed in Massachusetts in 1631
  • Margaret Denison, who landed in Massachusetts in 1632
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Denison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Denison, who settled in Maryland in 1735

Denison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Denison, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838

Denison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ann Denison, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

Denison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Denison, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Denison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Denison (post 1700)



  • Edward Fulton Denison (1915-1992), American economist
  • Edward E. Denison (1873-1953), American congressman
  • Daniel Denison, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1836-37, 1851
  • Charles Denison (1818-1867), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1863-67; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864
  • Charles Denison, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1826
  • Charles Denison, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1820
  • C. Lyman Denison, American politician, Mayor of Belleville, New Jersey, 1911-13
  • Andrew W. Denison, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1868; Postmaster at Baltimore, Maryland, 1869-77
  • Andrew Denison, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1822-23, 1828; Member of Connecticut State Senate 2nd District, 1831-32
  • A. J. Denison, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1888
  • ... (Another 32 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Denison


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Suggested Readings for the name Denison



  • Denison Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Captain George Denison by Elverton Glenn Denison.
  • A Record of the Descendants of Capt. George Denison of Stonington, Connecticut: With Notices of His Father and Brothers, and Some Account of Other Denisons Who Settled in America in the Colony Times by John Denison Baldwin.

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  11. ...

The Denison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Denison 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.

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