Shenton Family History

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Shenton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, originally named as the settlement (Old English tun) on the river Sence. This river name is a Normanized form of Old English Scenc ‘drinking-cup’, referring to its abundance of potable water.

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


Similar surnames: Henton, Shelton, Seaton, Kenton, Hunton, Stenson, Shotton, Benton

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Shenton Family Origin

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Shenton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Sailor

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shenton. A less common occupation for the Shenton family was Sailor. The most common Shenton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Shenton's were Farmers.

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Shenton Life Expectancy

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