- Danson (surname)
Danson is a surname of Scottish origin. The surname is derived from the name applied to a person who was either a dean, or resembled one. A dean in old terms, meant someone who was a church official. It was very prominent in the Berwickshire district of Scotland in the 16th century.
In those times it was spelled Deins, and the sons of a man bearing the name would continue the name as Deinson, the son of a Dein, or Dean.
At the time of the British Census of 1881 , its recurrence was high in Scotland, Durham and Northumberland. It can be found in counties situated in the north of England and parts of Scotland nowadays, with a few residents in Lancashire also holding the surname .
The surname Danson may refer to:
- Alex Danson, a female English field hockey player, who has represented both Great Britain and England
- Ernest Denny Logie Danson, known for his time in the 20th century, as the Bishop of Edinburgh
- Sir Francis Chatillon Danson, a nobleman from Liverpool who was known for calculating potential liabilities for insurance of large ships
- Mike Danson, an English entrepreneur who set up Datamonitor, a global company which researches the business market
- Paul Danson, a retired English football referee from Leicester
- Ted Danson, an American actor, known for his time in award winning TV comedy, Cheers
- Yvonne Danson, an English long distance track runner, who holds various time trial records
This page or section lists people with the surname Danson. If an internal link intending to refer to a specific person led you to this page, you may wish to change that link by adding the person's given name(s) to the link.
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