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Lenton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lenton in Nottinghamshire, which is named from the river on which it stands, the Leen (see Leen) + Old English tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’. There is also a Lenton in Lincolnshire; however, up to the 18th century it was known as Lavington and probably therefore did not contribute to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Henton, Benton, Fenton, Denton, Kenton, Lefton, Linton, Penton

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Where is the Lenton family from?

You can see how Lenton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lenton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lenton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Lenton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Lenton's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lenton families in 1840.
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What did your Lenton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lenton. 23% of Lenton men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Lenton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lenton were Carpenter and Teacher.

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*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
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lenton. For the veterans among your Lenton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lenton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lenton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Lenton in 1958 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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