Dennin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The old family name Dennin is thought to have derived from the place name Dunoon (Dunomhainn in Gaelic), located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde.

Early Origins of the Dennin family

The surname Dennin was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. Today Dunoon is a town situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute but was originally a barony in Argyllshire. [1]

Early History of the Dennin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dennin research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1255, 1265 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Dennin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dennin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Denoon, Dennin, Denning, Denune, Dunnoon, Dunoon, Denoone and many more.

Early Notables of the Dennin family (pre 1700)

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United States Dennin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dennin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martha Dennin, who arrived in Maryland in 1833 [2]
  • Hugh Dennin, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • J Dennin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dennin (post 1700) +

  • Frederick S. Dennin, American political candidate for Attorney General in the 1962 New York state election


  1. ^ 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)
  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)


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