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Denton Family History

Denton Name Meaning
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The vast majority, including those in Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Dumfries, County Durham, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ (see Dean 1) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

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

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Name Distribution of Denton Families

  • Number of Denton families
     163 - 323
     55 - 162
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Denton families
     988 - 1,973
     330 - 987
     1 - 329
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Denton families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Denton Family Origin

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Denton Immigration Information

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Denton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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