Lenton Family History
Lenton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Lenton in Nottinghamshire, which is named from the river on which it stands, the Leen (see Leen) + Old English tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’. There is also a Lenton in Lincolnshire; however, up to the 18th century it was known as Lavington and probably therefore did not contribute to the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press