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Fenton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta (see Finnerty) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt (see Fee). Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein (see Funke).

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


Similar surnames: Felton, Denton, Kenton, Henton, Benton, Lenton, Renton, Winton

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Fenton Family Origin

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Fenton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Grocer

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fenton family was Annuitant. Farmer, Grocer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenton. The most common Fenton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Fenton's were Farmers.

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