Denis/Dennis

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Maud Violet Denis

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Origins of surname

Found in many variations, in Jersey mainly Denis and Dennis, this name is derived from the Greek personal name Dionysios, better known as Bacchus, the god of wine.

Early records

Dennis is the longer-established variant in Jersey, dating back to 1711; Denis first appeared in the 1860s. As English-sounding as the personal name is, at least one Denis family to become established in Jersey came from Ploeuc-sur-Lie in north Brittany, as did so many other Jersey families of Breton origin in the 19th century.

Variants

  • Denis
  • Dennis
  • Dinnis

Family records

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Great War service


Sons of Frederick Denis and Ada Florence, nee Fox, of St Helier

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