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Dennett is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dennett family lived in Sussex. The family was originally from D'Anet, in Normandy, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
which is now home to the Château d'Anet, a château near Dreux, built by Philibert de l'Orme from 1547 to 1552.

Dennett Early Origins



The surname Dennett was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times. However, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 record the first listings of the name: Alicia Denet in Bedfordshire; and Robert Dynot in Oxfordshire. [2]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)
Regardless of this early roll, Sussex has traditionally held the greatest listings of the name through history.

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Dennett Spelling Variations


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Dennett Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dennett include Dennette, Dennett, Denett, Dennet, Denet and others.

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Dennett Early History


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Dennett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dennett research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dennett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dennett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dennett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dennett 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Dennetts to arrive on North American shores:

Dennett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Dennett who settled in Maine in 1630
  • Alexander Dennett arrived in Maine in 1630
  • John Dennett settled in Virginia in 1635
  • James Dennett settled in Virginia in 1650
  • James Dennett, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dennett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Dennett, who arrived in Arkansas in 1888

Dennett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bertha E. Dennett, aged 22, who settled in America from Brighton, in 1901
  • Sara Dennett, aged 44, who emigrated to America from Brighton, in 1901
  • Prescilla Dennett, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, in 1905
  • David Dennett, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States from Sussex, in 1906
  • Charlotte Dennett, aged 43, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dennett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Dennett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Dennett landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dennett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dennett (post 1700)



  • Fred Dennett (1863-1928), Chilean-born, American 32nd Commissioner of the General Land Office (1908-1913)
  • Tyler Dennett (1883-1949), American historian and educator, best known for his book John Hay (1933), for which he won the 1934 Pulitzer Prize for biography
  • Daniel Clement Dennett (b. 1942), American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist, often referred to as one of the "Four Horsemen of New Atheism"
  • Jill Dennett, American motion picture actress in Hollywood movies for a decade
  • Mary Coffin Ware Dennett (1872-1947), American birth control activist and pacifist
  • Edward George Dennett, English cricketer for Gloucestershire between 1903 and 1926
  • Richard Edward "R.E." Dennett, English trader and author operating out of the Kongo (present day Republic of Congo) in the early 20th century
  • Jack Dennett (1916-1975), Canadian radio and television announcer, best known for his interviews with seven prime ministers (more than any other) and as play by play announcer for Hockey Night in Canada, inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

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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: Per Dei providentiam
Motto Translation: By God's providence.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ 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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Dennett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dennett 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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