Deniston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The forbears of the name Deniston are thought to be of the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name indicates that the first bearer lived near a place named Danzielstoun, in Scotland. Thus Deniston 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 Deniston family

The surname Deniston 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] who died in 1165. It is generally thought that the town was founded about 1060.

Important Dates for the Deniston family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deniston research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Deniston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deniston Spelling Variations

Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Deniston has been spelled Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.

Early Notables of the Deniston family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Deniston family to Ireland

Some of the Deniston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deniston migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Deniston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Deniston (aged 21), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"
  • James Deniston (aged 20), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"

Deniston migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Deniston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Jane Deniston, (b. 1868), aged 10 months, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [2]
  • Mr. James Deniston, (b. 1838), aged 30, British ploughman travelling from London aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [2]
  • Mrs. Margaret Deniston, (b. 1841), aged 27, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [2]
  • Mr. John Deniston, (b. 1860), aged 8, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [2]
  • Mr. William Deniston, (b. 1862), aged 6, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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