Early Origins of the Denntoun family
Northumberland where they the first record of the name was a considerable time before the Norman Conquest when Aelfweard Dentune held manor and lands in that county in 972. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) However, they are also traditionally understood to be a branch of the Barons of Tatershall, descended from Eudo, a companion of the Conqueror. 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)
Continuing this line, Linmouth in Northumberland was an ancient family seat. "This township, which comprises about 300 acres, derives its name from its situation near the influx of the river Line into the ocean. In 1240, John, son of Robert Rue, held the place by military service; and in the 11th of Edward III. the Countess of Pembroke conveyed it to John de Denton, burgess of Newcastle." CITATION[CLOSE]
Denton Hall, located in Denton, a hamlet and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire is home to "a large colony" CITATION[CLOSE]
Further to the north in Scotland, the family claim descent from "the old barony of Denton in Dumfriesshire. Alan de Denton was juror on an inquest held at Gerwan (Girvan) in 1260. In 1329, Elizabet de Denton received a legacy from the crown. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Denntoun family
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Denntoun Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Denton, Dennton, Dentone, Dentonn, Dentowne, Dentown, Dentoun, Denntoun, Danton, Dannton and many more.
Early Notables of the Denntoun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Denntoun family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Denton who settled in Virginia in the year 1633 and Richard Denton settled in Connecticut in 1635.
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