Denner History

Denner Meaning and Ancestry
John Denner Meaning of Surname

Meaning and Origins

Denner is a German variant from the name Danner with a long history throughout Germany and Canada. English Origins: from an agent derivative of Middle English denn meaning ‘woodland pasture for swine’, hence an occupational or topographic surname.

Varients of the name Denner include: Danner, Denver, Dehner, and Dennler

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names

The surname Denner was first found in Wuerttemberg later emerging as a noble family with great influence, and noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Locating Ancestors

Denner Ancestors

Finding ancestors who share the Denner Family Name can be difficult but not impossible. Looking for any journals or diaries done by family members is a good start. Another excellent resource is investigating local and international newspaper articles from an ancestral hometown. It was common practice for newspapers to write about citizens, almost on a daily basis. Also contact a family’s home county or town for its Historical and Genealogical Societies and local museums.

There are also census records available at for the last name Denner that can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Names and Dates

Denner Names and Dates

There is more to exploring your Denner ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage.

Keep in mind it is quite possible for two people to be given the Denner Family Name for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Denner ancestors originated can often yield additional clues and meaning. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Where is your family from?

Denner Family and Census Datat
You can see how Denner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Denner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Denner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Denner’s in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Denner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Denner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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Migration of Early Settlers

16th -18th Century Settlers in the United States 
John Denner, who landed in Maryland in 1673
Johann Simon Denner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
Christian Denner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1752
John Henry Denner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1770
Henricus Denner, who settled in Philadelphia in 177
I C Denner, who arrived in New York in 1850
Peter Denner, aged 22, who arrived in America in 1854
Francis Denner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
Charles Denner, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1859
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists

Canada and Australia Families

19th Century Settlers in Canada and Australia

J G Denner, who landed in Quebec in 1850
John Denner, From Gloucester, who was transported aboard the “Andromeda” on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen’s Land.
James Denner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Canton” in 1846
Mary Ann Denner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Canton” in 1846

Denner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Laura Denner, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “British Queen” in 1883
Caroline Denner, aged 46, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Tongariro” in 1888

Historical records and family trees related to John Denner.

John Charles Denner, 1885 – 1966

John Charles Denner was born in 1885 in Michigan

John had 4 siblings: Mary Denner and 3 other siblings.

John married Julia, Wilhelmina Denner on month day 1910, at age 24.

They had one daughter: Lida Mae Garthe.

John passed away in 1966, at age 80 in Michigan.

John Leonard Denner, 1847 – 1886

John, Leonard Denner was born in 1847, in Michigan, to Johan, (John) Leonard Denner and Anna, Katharina Maierin.

John had 4 siblings: Margareta (Margaret) Denner and 3 other siblings.

John married Elizabeth Rosenthal on month day 1871, at age 24 at marriage place, Michigan.

They had 5 children: John Charles Denner, Mary Denner, Howard Denner, Susan Denner, Dolores Denner.

John passed away in 1966, at age 80 in Michigan.

John Christian Denner (born Dermer), 1825 – 1912

John Howard Denner was a Guitarist and show maker born in Hartford Connecticut in the year 1865.

John Denner had Twin sisters: Martha Denner and Dolores Denner who were both born in New Haven Connecticut in the year 1872.

John married Catherine, E. Shaffer in 1880, both found meaning in painting and philosophy.

They had 3 children: William Denner, Ronald Denner, and Alex Denner

John passed away in 1912, at age 87 in Maryland

Johan (John) Leonard Denner, 1815 – 1902

Johan, (John) Leonard Denner was born on month day 1815.

Johan married Anna, Katharina Maierin.

They had 5 children: John Leonard Denner, Margareta (Margaret) Denner, Robin Denner, Janice Denner, and Howard Denner.

Denner passed away in 1902, at age 87 in Michigan.

John Leonard Denner was born in Monroe, Michigan, USA in 1847.

John married Elizabeth Rosenthal Denner and had 1 child.

John Denner passed away on 23 Oct 1886 in Sebawaing, Huron, Michigan, USA.

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