Shenton Family History

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Shenton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, originally named as the settlement (Old English tun) on the river Sence. This river name is a Normanized form of Old English Scenc ‘drinking-cup’, referring to its abundance of potable water.

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

Similar surnames: Henton, Shelton, Seaton, Kenton, Hunton, Stenson, Shotton, Benton

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Shenton Family Origin

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Shenton Family Occupations

What did your Shenton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shenton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Shenton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shenton. A less common occupation for the Shenton family was Sailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Sailor


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Shenton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Shenton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shenton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Shenton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Shenton. For the veterans among your Shenton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shenton Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shenton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shenton in 1963 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

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