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Denman is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Denman family once lived in or near the valley. The surname is derived form the word den, which meant valley.

Denman Early Origins



The surname Denman was first found in Yorkshire where some of the first records of the name include: Thomas de Denne; Richard de Denne; and Adam Denman who were all listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Denman Spelling Variations


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Denman Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Denman family name include Denman, Dennam and others.

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Denman Early History


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Denman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denman research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Denman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Denman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Denman Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Denman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Denman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Denman settled in Bermuda in the Summers Islands in 1635
  • Jo Denman, aged 14, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Ellice Denman, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • Thomas Denman settled in Barbados in 1673
  • Thomas Denman, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Denman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Denman, who arrived in New England in 1710
  • Charles Denman settled in Boston in 1716

Denman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Denman, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1812
  • William, Denman Jr., aged 19, landed in New York in 1812
  • C. L. Denman arrived in San Francisco in 1850 with a lady
  • George Denman, who arrived in Ohio in 1885
  • Wilson Denman, who arrived in Ohio in 1887

Denman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Denman, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • George Denman, aged 45, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • Diana Denman, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Denman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Denman (post 1700)



  • Ulysses Grant Denman (1866-1962), American politician, 24th Ohio Attorney General (1908-1911)
  • Chris Denman (b. 1983), American NFL football offensive lineman
  • William Denman (1784-1870), Scottish-born, American publisher
  • William Denman (1872-1959), United States federal jurist, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (1935-1957)
  • Anthony Richard "Tony" Denman (b. 1979), American actor, known for his work on various National Lampoon movies
  • Trevor Denman (b. 1952), South African-born, American sportscaster and public-address announcer in Thoroughbred horse racing
  • David Denman (b. 1973), American Screen Actors Guild Award winning film and television actor
  • Thomas Denman the Elder M.D. (1733-1815), English physician, who identified Denman's spontaneous evolution and supported inducing premature labour in cases of narrow pelvis and other conditions
  • George Denman PC QC (1819-1896), English rower, barrister, Liberal politician and High Court judge, son of Thomas Denman, Lord Chief Justice
  • Thomas Denman PC KC (1779-1854), 1st Baron Denman, English jurist, Lord Chief Justice of England (1832-1850)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Prudentia et constantia
Motto Translation: By prudence and constancy.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Denman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Denman 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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