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The old family name Denoon is thought to have derived from the place name Dunoon (Dunomhainn in Gaelic), located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde.

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The surname Denoon was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. Today Dunoon is a town situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute but was originally a barony in Argyllshire. [1]

Spelling variations of this family name include: Denoon, Dennin, Denning, Denune, Dunnoon, Dunoon, Denoone and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denoon research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1255, 1265 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Denoon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Denoon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Denoon, who was on record in Georgia in 1736
  • David Denoon, who was naturalized in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1784

Denoon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Elizabeth Denoon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • Hugh Denoon, age 90, who was on record in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1836
  • Catherine Denoon, who came to Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1838

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  • Daniel J DeNoon, American senior medical writer for WebMD
  • Donald Denoon, Australian Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow, Division of Pacific and Asian History


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  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)

Other References

  1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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The Denoon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Denoon 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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