Lenton Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Henton, Benton, Fenton, Denton, Kenton, Lefton, Linton, Penton

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Lenton Family Origin

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Lenton Family Occupations

What did your Lenton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lenton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Lenton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lenton. A less common occupation for the Lenton family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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Lenton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Lenton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lenton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lenton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Lenton Life Expectancy

What is the average Lenton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lenton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Lenton in 1958 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lenton 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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