Kenton Family History
Kenton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Devon, Greater London (formerly Middlesex), and Suffolk. All have as the second element Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The first element of the place in Devon is a pre-English river name; the place in London is named with the Old English personal name Cena; and the place in Suffolk is named either with Cena or more probably with Old English cyne- ‘royal’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press