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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

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Denton Family Origin

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Denton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

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Denton Life Expectancy

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