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Origins of the Dennis surname

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About the Dennises

We have a total number of 112091 records for people with the last name Dennis.

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Alternative variations of the name Dennis

Dennis, Denis, Dennies, Danis, Dannis

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Where do most Dennises live?

In 1921, most Dennises lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Dennises

How common is your surname?

400th most common surname in the UK

We have 94,400 records for the Dennis surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Dennises most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Dennis first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Dennises

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Dennises in 1921


General Servant Domestic




Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Dennises in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




Coal Miner


General Labourer




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