John Dennis

about 1798–about 1875 (Age 77)
Wandsworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Newington, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1851. In 1852, at the age of 54, his occupation is listed as tanner in Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died about 1875, at the age of 77.

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

Spouse and Children

about 1824
Wandsworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom


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

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (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 saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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