Henton Family History

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Henton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so called, probably either the one in Oxfordshire, which is named from Old English hean, the weak dative case of heah ‘high’ (originally used after a preposition and article), + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or the one in Somerset, which is from Old English henn ‘hen’ (perhaps a byname) + tun. The surname, however, is now most common in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, and could be a variant of Hinton.

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

Similar surnames: Hinton, Kenton, Hunton, Hendon, Heaton, Shenton, Fenton, Lenton

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Henton Family Origin

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Henton Family Occupations

What did your Henton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Henton. 2% of Henton men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Henton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henton were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Police Constable
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Henton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Henton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Henton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Henton. For the veterans among your Henton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henton Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Henton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Henton in 1947 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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