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Dennis Name Meaning

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. English: variant of Dench. 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. Irish (Ulster and Munster): Anglicized form of the rare Gaelic name Ó Donnghusa ‘descendant of Donnghus’, a personal name from donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + gus ‘vigor’.

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


Similar surnames: Denis, Annis, Danis, Kennis, Tennis, Bennis, Ennis, Denys, Denning

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Dennis Family Origin

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Dennis Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dennis family was Farm Laborer. The most common Dennis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Dennis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dennis.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Dennis Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Dennis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dennis in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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