Trenton Family History

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Trenton Name Meaning

English: unexplained; 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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Trenton Family Origin

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Trenton Family Occupations

What did your Trenton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trenton. A less common occupation for the Trenton family was Dentest. The most common Trenton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Trenton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper

  • Dentest


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Trenton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Trenton Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Trenton Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trenton 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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