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Denman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Denman family


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)

Early History of the Denman family


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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.

Early Notables of the Denman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Denman family to the New World and Oceana


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, who settled in Bermuda in the Summers Islands in 1635
  • Jo Denman, aged 14, who landed in Bermuda in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ellice Denman, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Denman, who settled in Barbados in 1673
  • Thomas Denman, who landed in Maryland in 1680 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Denman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Denman, who arrived in New England in 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Denman, who settled in Boston in 1716

Denman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Denman, aged 48, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William, Denman Jr., aged 19, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • C. L. Denman, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850 with a lady
  • George Denman, who arrived in Ohio in 1885 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Wilson Denman, who arrived in Ohio in 1887 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Denman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Denman, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  • George Denman, aged 45, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml
  • Diana Denman, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml

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.)

The Denman 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


  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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  4. ^ South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml


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