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Dennehy is an ancient Pictish-Scottish name. It is derived from the personal name Dennis. Dennehy is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Some patronyms were formed from the personal names of the father of the bearer, while others came from prominent religious and secular figures. The surname Dennehy was first established in Lancashire, prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Dennehy Early Origins



The surname Dennehy was first found in Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Dennehy Spelling Variations


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Dennehy Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Dennehy has appeared Denny, Denney, Dennie, Denie, Denye, Deanney, Deannie and many more.

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Dennehy Early History


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Dennehy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dennehy research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 10,0, 1424, 1634, 1st , 1676, 1501 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Dennehy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dennehy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dennehy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dennehy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dennehy In Ireland


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Dennehy In Ireland



Some of the Dennehy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Dennehy name:

Dennehy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jerry Dennehy, age 16, who was a bonded passenger, arriving in Boston in 1850

Dennehy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Eliza Dennehy, aged 33 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  • Mr. Francis Dennehy, aged 12 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  • Mr. Michael Dennehy, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dennehy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dennehy (post 1700)



  • Brian Dennehy (b. 1938), American five-time Primetime Emmy nominated, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild winning film, television and stage actor
  • Major-General Sir Thomas Dennehy CIE (1829-1915), Irish soldier and administrator in British India
  • John Dennehy (1940-1983), former Irish Fianna Fáil politician, Lord Mayor of Cork (1983–1984)
  • Donnacha Dennehy (b. 1970), Irish composer from Dublin
  • Darren Dennehy (b. 1988), Irish footballer
  • Billy Michael Dennehy (b. 1987), Irish footballer
  • Mick Dennehy, U.S. college football coach

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Dennehy Historic Events


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Dennehy Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Edward Dennehy, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Dennehy, British Leading Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas Dennehy, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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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: Et mea messis erit
Motto Translation: My harvest will also arrive.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Other References

  1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Dennehy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dennehy 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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