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Kenton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Devon, Greater London (formerly Middlesex), and Suffolk. All have as the second element Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The first element of the place in Devon is a pre-English river name; the place in London is named with the Old English personal name Cena; and the place in Suffolk is named either with Cena or more probably with Old English cyne- ‘royal’.

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


Similar surnames: Keeton, Henton, Fenton, Kinton, Benton, Seaton, Denton, Renton

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Kenton Family Origin

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Kenton Family Occupations

What did your Kenton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Works On Farm

    4%

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Kenton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kenton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kenton. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kenton. For the veterans among your Kenton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kenton Life Expectancy

What is the average Kenton lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kenton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kenton in 1956 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kenton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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