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Denton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The vast majority, including those in Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Dumfries, County Durham, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ (see Dean 1) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

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


Similar surnames: Fenton, Dunton, Henton, Benton, Kenton, Lenton, Dalton, Renton

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Denton Family Origin

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Denton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Grocer

    1%

In 1881, the most common Denton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Denton's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Denton family was Grocer. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Denton.

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Denton Historical Records

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Denton Life Expectancy

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