Renton Family History

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Renton Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire, ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Regna’ (a short form of the various compound personal names with the first element regen ‘govern’).

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

Similar surnames: Kenton, Fenton, Denton, Brenton, Benton, Henton, Penton, Lenton

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Renton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Renton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Renton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Renton Family Origin

Where is the Renton family from?

Renton Family Occupations

What did your Renton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Clerk and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Renton. A less common occupation for the Renton family was Home Carpenter. The most common Renton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Renton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk

  • Going To School

  • Home Carpenter


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

Renton Historical Records

What Renton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Renton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renton 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Renton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Renton. For the veterans among your Renton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Renton Life Expectancy

What is the average Renton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Renton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Renton in 1955 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Renton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Renton 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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