Source Information: A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by Edwin Salter, Bayonnne NJ; E. Gardner & Son Publisers; 1890
DENISE— Jacques Denise (spelled Denys) and Hendrick Hendrickson of New Utrecht, L.I., bought land, 1719. Tunis Denise of Utrecht, L.I., bought land in Freehold, 1720. The common ancestor of the Denise family was Tennis Nyssen or De Nyse, who emigrated as early as 1638, from Holland. He resided then in New Amsterdam, now New York. In the Revolutionary war Dennis Denice was Major in 3rd Regiment of Monmouth. Daniel Denise was a private in Captain Waddell's company, Fourth Regiment. In a list of patriots of Monmouth who signed a pledge regarding retaliation for Refugee depredations during the Revolution, are the names of Daniel Denise and Jaques Denise.
Source Information: HISTORY OF MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - by Franklin Ellis. Philadelphia: R.T. Peck & Co. 1885
JOHN S. DENISE.— Teunis Nyssen, the common ancestor of the Denise family in America, emigrated from Binninck, in the province of Utrecht, Holland, in 1638, and was a man of prominence both in his native and adopted countries. He married Phoebe Felix, of English parentage, and had twelve children, among whom was Dyonis, married, in 1707, to Elizabeth Polhemus, whose children were six in number. Their son Tunis, born in 1692, married, first, Helena Van Dyck, and second, Franciske Hendrickson.