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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

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  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kenton family was Farm Labourer. The most common Kenton occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 5% of Kenton's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenton.

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Kenton Life Expectancy

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