Last name: SHENTON

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SHENTON : This last name is indexed 19,610 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHENTON : English: habitational name from Sheinton (Shropshire) Shenton (Leicestershire) or Shavington (Cheshire) recorded as Shenton in 1514. The Shropshire placename probably derives from Old English scēne ‘bright beautiful’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ or perhaps from an Old English personal name Scēna + Old English connective -ing- + tūn. The Leicestershire place takes its name from the river Sence itself from Old English scenc ‘drink draught’ + Old English tūn while the Cheshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Scēafa + Old English connective -ing- + tūn.

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