History of your Surname
Get access to Henton family records.Start a free trial

Henton Family History

Henton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so called, probably either the one in Oxfordshire, which is named from Old English hean, the weak dative case of heah ‘high’ (originally used after a preposition and article), + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or the one in Somerset, which is from Old English henn ‘hen’ (perhaps a byname) + tun. The surname, however, is now most common in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, and could be a variant of Hinton.

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


Similar surnames: Hinton, Kenton, Hunton, Hendon, Heaton, Shenton, Fenton, Lenton

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Henton family from?

You can see how Henton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Henton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Henton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Henton families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Henton's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Henton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Henton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Henton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Henton. 21% of Henton men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Henton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Henton were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

View Census Data for Henton | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Henton family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Henton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Henton

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Henton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Henton immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Henton. For the veterans among your Henton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Henton military records

You've only scratched the surface of Henton family history

Discover More

What is the average Henton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Henton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Henton in 1947 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Henton

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Henton family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial