Kenton Family History

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Kenton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Devon, Greater London (formerly Middlesex), and Suffolk. All have as the second element Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The first element of the place in Devon is a pre-English river name; the place in London is named with the Old English personal name Cena; and the place in Suffolk is named either with Cena or more probably with Old English cyne- ‘royal’.

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

Similar surnames: Keeton, Henton, Fenton, Kinton, Benton, Seaton, Denton, Renton

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Kenton Family Origin

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Kenton Family Occupations

What did your Kenton 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 Kenton. 36% of Kenton men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Kenton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kenton were Transport Driver and School Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Actor
  • Transport Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • School Teacher

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

Kenton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Kenton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kenton. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kenton. For the veterans among your Kenton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kenton Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kenton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kenton in 1956 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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