Last name: FENTON

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FENTON : This last name is indexed 135,543 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FENTON : 1: English: habitational name from any of various places in Yorkshire Lincolnshire Northumberland Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’.2: Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna’ an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt (see Fee 1 and Finnerty).3: Scottish: habitational name from Fenton in East Lothian.4: Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames for example Finkelstein.

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