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Where did the Scottish Denny family come from? What is the Scottish Denny family crest and coat of arms? When did the Denny family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Denny family history?The age-old Pictish-Scottish family name Denny is derived from the personal name Dennis. Denny is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Some patronyms were formed from the personal names of the father of the bearer, while others came from prominent religious and secular figures. The surname Denny was first established in Lancashire, prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Denny has appeared Denny, Denney, Dennie, Denie, Denye, Deanney, Deannie and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denny research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 10,0, 1424, 1634, 1st , 1676, 1501 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Denny History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Denny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Denny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Denny:
Denny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Denny Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Denny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Denny Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Denny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Denny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Denny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Et mea messis erit
Motto Translation: My harvest will also arrive.
The Denny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Denny 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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