Brenton Family History

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Brenton Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name primarily from Brenton near Exminster, possibly named in Old English as Br¯ningtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Br¯ni’ (a personal name from Old English bryne ‘fire’, ‘flame’), or from any of the places mentioned at Brinton.

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


Similar surnames: Brinton, Branton, Benton, Brunton, Kenton, Renton, Brewton, Benson

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Brenton Family Origin

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Brenton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Mould Maker

    5%
  • School

    5%
  • Son

    5%

In 1881, the most common Brenton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Brenton's were Farmers. Farmer, Mould Maker and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brenton. A less common occupation for the Brenton family was Son.

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