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Denson Name Meaning

English:: patronymic meaning ‘son of the dean’ see Dean Since medieval deans were celibate their sons would have to have been illegitimate but le Dene was probably also used as a non-clerical nickname so illegitimacy is not necessarily to be inferred. patronymic meaning ‘son of Deyne or Dene’ a pet form of Reynald (Reginald); see Dean

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Benson, Danson, Denison, Henson, Deason, Denton, Dunson, Donson

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Where is the Denson family from?

You can see how Denson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Denson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 110 Denson families living in Lancashire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Denson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Denson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Denson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Denson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Denson. 35% of Denson men worked as a Farmer and 66% of Denson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denson were Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    35%
  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Cotton Weaver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Denson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Denson. For the veterans among your Denson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Denson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Denson in 1943 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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