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Fenton Family History

Fenton Name Meaning
Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta (see Finnerty) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt (see Fee).Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein (see Funke).

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

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268,178 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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24,759 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Fenton Families

  • Number of Fenton families
     165 - 328
     56 - 164
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fenton families
     696 - 1,389
     233 - 695
     1 - 232
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fenton families
     133 - 264
     45 - 132
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fenton Family Origin

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Fenton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fenton

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Fenton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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