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Benton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bean ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name is now most frequent in the West Midlands, however, so it may be that a place of the same name in that area should be sought as its origin.

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


Similar surnames: Banton, Henton, Kenton, Benson, Denton, Lenton, Fenton, Belton

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Benton Family Origin

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Benton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Benton. A less common occupation for the Benton family was Farming. The most common Benton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Benton's were Farmers.

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Benton Life Expectancy

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