Last name: DENTON

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All you have to know about the last name DENTON

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DENTON : This last name is indexed 135,479 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DENTON : English: habitational name from any of numerous places so called. The vast majority including those in Cambridgeshire Cumbria Dumfries Durham Kent Lancashire Lincolnshire Norfolk Northumberland Oxfordshire Sussex and Yorkshire are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ (see Dean 1) + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in the Domesday Book as Dodintone meaning ‘enclosure settlement associated with Dodda or Dudda’.

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