Shenton Family History

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Shenton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, originally named as the settlement (Old English tun) on the river Sence. This river name is a Normanized form of Old English Scenc ‘drinking-cup’, referring to its abundance of potable water.

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


Similar surnames: Henton, Shelton, Seaton, Kenton, Hunton, Stenson, Shotton, Benton

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Shenton Family Origin

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Shenton Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Shenton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Shenton's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shenton. A less common occupation for the Shenton family was Labourer.

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Shenton Life Expectancy

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