Denne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Denne family
The surname Denne was first found in Wuerttemberg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Important Dates for the Denne family
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Denne Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Denner, Denne, Danne, Dane, Denn, Danner and others.
Early Notables of the Denne family (pre 1700)
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Denne 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:
Denne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Jane P Denne, (b. 1857), aged 25, Scottish settler travelling from Scotland (possible Greenock) aboard the ship "Wellington" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 8th March 1883, heading for Invercargill 
Contemporary Notables of the name Denne (post 1700)
- Wayne Denne (b. 1976), South African Olympic field hockey player
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html