Early Origins of the Denninton family
The surname Denninton 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Denninton family
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Denninton 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 Denninton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Denninton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Oliver Denington, who arrived in Virginia in 1636; Wm. Denington, who settled in Virginia in 1671; John Dinning, who settled in America in 1750; Johannes Dinning, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1778.