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Denniston is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person who lived near a place named Danzielstoun, in Scotland. Thus Denniston is a local surname, which belongs to a category of hereditary surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Denniston Early Origins



The surname Denniston 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", [1]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.

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Denniston Spelling Variations


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Denniston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Denniston has appeared in various documents spelled Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.

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Denniston Early History


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Denniston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denniston research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Denniston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denniston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Denniston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Denniston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denniston In Ireland


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Denniston In Ireland



Some of the Denniston 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Denniston family emigrate to North America:

Denniston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sam Denniston who settled in New York in 1774
  • Samuel Denniston, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1774

Denniston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Denniston, who arrived in New York in 1801
  • John Denniston, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802
  • James Denniston, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Ralph Denniston, aged 30, landed in New York in 1812
  • Hans Denniston, who landed in New York, NY in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Denniston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Robert Denniston U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Denniston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Denniston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orator" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Denniston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Denniston (post 1700)



  • Radcliffe R. Denniston Jr. (1916-1942), American officer in the United States Navy during World War II, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions preceding and during the Battle of the Coral Sea
  • Robert Denniston (1800-1867), American lawyer and politician
  • Lyle Denniston, American legal journalist, professor, and author
  • John Dewar Denniston (1887-1949), British classical scholar, Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford (1913-1949)
  • Commander Alistair Guthrie Denniston CMG CBE RNVR (1881-1961), English cryptographer in Room 40, the first head of the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) and a bronze medalist field hockey at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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The Denniston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Denniston 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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