Dennington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dennington family

The surname Dennington was first found in South Yorkshire at Dinnington, a town now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. The town dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Dunintone and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Dunn(a)" from the Old English personal name + ing + tun. [1] Dinnington is also a village and civil parish in Somerset and a village and civil parish in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear. So, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Dinnington, occupied by Roger le Bully, a Norman noble listed in the Domesday Book who was under-tenant to William of Warrene. [2]

Early History of the Dennington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dennington research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1259, 1379 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Dennington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dennington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dennington, Denington, Denninton, Deninton, Dinnington, Dinninton, Dininten, Dininten, Denyngton, Dinyington, Dynington and many more.

Early Notables of the Dennington family (pre 1700)

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United States Dennington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dennington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Oliver Dennington, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [3]
Dennington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Dennington, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • John T. Dennington, who settled in New York in 1872
  • John S. Dennington, who settled in New York in 1878
  • Robert T. Dennington, who settled in New York in 1880
Dennington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Margaret Dennington, aged 26, who landed in America from Walworth, in 1905
  • Winnifred Dennington, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Walworth, in 1905
  • Arthur Roscoe Dennington, who landed in America, in 1910
  • William Dennington, aged 50, who landed in America from Norwich, England, in 1912
  • Edward E. Dennington, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Dennington migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dennington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Dennington, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]

New Zealand Dennington 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:

Dennington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • E Dennington, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Dennington (post 1700) +

  • Matthew John Dennington (b. 1982), South African cricket right-handed batsman


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851


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