John Dennis

Maleabout 1798–about 1875

Brief Life History of John

John Dennis was born about 1798, in Wandsworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He married Ann Ransom about 1824, in Wandsworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Newington, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1851. In 1852, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as tanner in Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died about 1875, at the age of 79.

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John Dennis
Ann Ransom
Marriage: about 1824
Mary Dennis
Harriet Dennis
John Dennis
Martha Dennis
Eliza Dennis
James Dennis
Richard Dennis
Manor Dennis

Sources (9)

  • John Dennis, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Dennis in entry for Mary Ann Dennis, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Dennis in entry for Richard Dennis, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1824Wandsworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 3

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.


    Age 17

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 25

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Denis(e), Dinis(e), vernacular forms of Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin. The name was borne by various early Christian saints, including Saint Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron saint of France. From the 12th century onward, the popularity of the name in England (and of its cognates, mainly Denis , in the continental Europe) seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in vernacular English likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may originate from it.

    English: from Middle English deneis, a variant of danais ‘Danish’, with the vowel influenced by Middle English denshe (Old English denisc). Compare Dence .

    Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2 above, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to McDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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