Origins Available: English
The name Denisoom reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Denisoom family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Denisoom family lived in Lancashire
. The name is said to be of Angevin origin, and it is likely that it is a local
reference to a town now lost to the maps.
Early Origins of the Denisoom family
The surname Denisoom was first found in Lancashire
where conjecturally they were descended from the great Norman noble, Ive or Ivo Taillebois, who held large portions of the north of Lancashire
, and that part of Westmorland
which came under the barony of Kendal. The surnames also descended from this noble are Lancaster, Kendal and Irby, Bardsea, Broughton, Kirby and Preston. Ivo arrived in England
with William the Conqueror, but there is little known of the family except that they were Angevin.
Early History of the Denisoom family
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Denisoom Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Danison, Danisone, Dansone, Danson and others.
Early Notables of the Denisoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Denisoom family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Denisoom name or one of its variants: Daniel Danison Sr. and Daniel Danison Jr. who arrived in Maryland in 1694.