The name Densun is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in an area where there was a valley. The place-name is derived from the Old English word denu,
when translated means valley.
This Old English word has also given rise to other local
names such as West Dean in Sussex
, Deane in Hampshire
and Dean in Essex.
Early Origins of the Densun family
The surname Densun was first found in Sussex
where the first record was of Ralph Dene holding manor and estates in that shire.
Early History of the Densun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Densun research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1400, 1588, 1628, 1899, 1440, 1503, 1491, 1496, 1501, 1503, 1500, 1502, 1610, 1653, 1638, 1721, 1676, 1708 and are included under the topic Early Densun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Densun Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Densun family name include Dean, Deane, Dene, Deans, Deanes, Denes, Adeane and others.
Early Notables of the Densun family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Henry Deane (c.1440-1503), Lord Chancellor of Ireland
from 1491 to 1496, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1501 to 1503 and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal from 1500 to 1502; Richard Deane (1610-1653), a British... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Densun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Densun family to Ireland
Some of the Densun family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 152 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Densun family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Densun surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Stephen Deane who arrived on the 'Fortune', just one year after the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1621. He built the first corn mill in New England
. John Deane, his brother Walter and their wives arrived in New England
The Densun Motto
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: Forti et fideli nihil difficile
Motto Translation: To the brave and faithful man nothing is difficult.