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", 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.
Early History of the Deniston family
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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.
Migration of the Deniston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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"