This site has been compiled to assist anyone researching the name of Dannatt (and it's variants), and the information presented is specific to this name only. All records collected and catalogued were taken from official sources and to my knowledge are correct.
According to the parish records the name has it's roots in two areas of England. Firstly (and the majority), Lincolnshire from Market Rasen / Owersby parishes and secondly, Lancashire. I have found no connection between the earliest recorded Dannatt's and Lincolnshire, but a certain document suggests that there may be a connection with the Lancashire family. - "History of Lytham St Annes, - Dannett tenant farmers from ancient family of Dannett settled in Lytham-St-Annes 1540 - 1550"
The name has been spelt several different ways over the years, Dannatt, Dannat, Dannet, Dannett, Danet, Dannit. Other variations of Dunnett and Donnet are not normally connected as they originate from different counties. It has now evolved to be spelt, Dannatt.
Heads of family Protestant returns 1641 being sworn in about 6/3/1641 by Sir William Pelham, Knight, at Caistor, Lincs from Lincoln local studies library: William Dannat - Bicker, John Dannatt (servant) - Linwood, Richard Dannatt - Wragby Cum Brigg, John Dannatt - Laughton by Gainsboro', Anthony Dannett - Barrow on Humber, Richard Dannatt - Bigby, John Dannatt - Laceby, Benjamin Dannet - (east of Claxby), Mark Danatt - Tetney, William Dannatt - Ingerby (south of Owersby), Richard Dannatt - Owersby, William Dannett - Middle Rasen Tupholm, Richard Dannott - (west of Tealby)
The 1881 census contains about 250 names of Dannatt and variants. 1901 census contains about 430 names of Dannatt and variants.
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