The ancestors of the name Denneson come from the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Dalriadans. They lived along the rugged west coast of Scotland
and on the Hebrides
islands and used the name to indicate a person who lived near a place named Danzielstoun, in Scotland
. Thus Denneson 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 Denneson family
The surname Denneson 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 Denneson family
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Denneson Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations
of Denneson have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.
Early Notables of the Denneson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Denneson family to Ireland
Some of the Denneson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 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 Denneson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Denneson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Karl Denneson, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880