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Shenton Family History

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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Where is the Shenton family from?

You can see how Shenton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shenton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shenton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Shenton families living in British Columbia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Shenton's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Shenton families in 1911.
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What did your Shenton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Shenton. 60% of Shenton men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Electrician
    40%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Shenton. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Shenton. For the veterans among your Shenton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shenton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shenton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shenton in 1963 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

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