The ancient and distinguished name Dentch comes from the Old English word "denich," which means "Danish"; the name was originally for an immigrant from Denmark. There were many Danes throughout England
in the Middle Ages, especially the long-established settlers of the Danelaw region. Some bearers of "Dennis" come from these Danish roots, while others are of Norman stock. The more recent variation "Denmark" probably refers to a new Danish immigrant.
Early Origins of the Dentch family
The surname Dentch was first found in Worcestershire
, where the family held a seat from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was a Norman knight named Robert le Daneis, who was a charter witness in 1133. The Old English "Dench" was first recorded in 1327, when Thomas Dench was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
Early History of the Dentch family
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Dentch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dench, Dence, Denns, Dence, Dentch, Dennish, Dennys (Old French), Dane and many more.
Early Notables of the Dentch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dentch family to Ireland
Some of the Dentch family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Dentch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Dench, who came to Barbados in 1635; Patrick Denmark, who settled in New Hampshire
in 1664; Eleanor Dench, who arrived in Virginia in 1759; Maria Jane Dench, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812.