The ancestors of the Denyelston surname are thought to have lived in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name Denyelston was given to someone who lived near a place named Danzielstoun, in Scotland
. Thus Denyelston is a local
surname, which belongs to a category of hereditary surnames
derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Denyelston family
The surname Denyelston was first found in Renfrewshire
, at Danzielstoun, in the parish of Kilmalcolm. "The manor took its name from some man named Daniel, and it bore this name as early as the reign of Malcolm IV", CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
who died in 1165. It is generally thought that the town was founded about 1060.
Early History of the Denyelston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denyelston research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1694 and are included under the topic Early Denyelston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Denyelston Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Denyelston has appeared as Denison, Denniston, Dennistoun, Deniston, Denistoun, Dinniston, Dinnistoun and many more.
Early Notables of the Denyelston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Denyelston family to Ireland
Some of the Denyelston family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 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 Denyelston family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Sam Denniston who settled in New York in 1774; and John Denniston, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802.