Brenton Family History

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Brenton Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name primarily from Brenton near Exminster, possibly named in Old English as Br¯ningtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Br¯ni’ (a personal name from Old English bryne ‘fire’, ‘flame’), or from any of the places mentioned at Brinton.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Brinton, Branton, Benton, Brunton, Kenton, Renton, Brewton, Benson

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Brenton Family Origin

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Brenton Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Carpenter, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brenton. The most common Brenton occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Brenton's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Brenton family was Annuitant.

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