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Trenton Family History

Trenton Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Renton, Brenton, Trafton, Taunton, Brewton, Shenton, Henton, Trento

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Where is the Trenton family from?

You can see how Trenton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trenton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trenton families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Trenton families living in Virginia. This was about 43% of all the recorded Trenton's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Trenton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trenton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trenton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trenton. 34% of Trenton men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Trenton women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trenton were Butcher and Housework. .

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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
    34%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Butcher
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    25%
  • Clerical
    25%
  • Typist
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Trenton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trenton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 417 immigration records available for the last name Trenton. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Trenton lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Trenton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Trenton in 1956 was 52, and 91 in 2004.

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