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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


Similar surnames: Fenton, Dunton, Henton, Benton, Kenton, Lenton, Dalton, Renton

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Denton Family Origin

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Denton Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Denton family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Denton. The most common Denton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Denton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Denton Historical Records

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Denton Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Denton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Denton in 1944 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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