Last Name FENTON


Meaning Local: Of Fenton, a township near Carlisle, county Cumberland; a chapelry in the parish of Beckingham, county Lincoln; a hamlet in the parish of Kettlethorpe, county Lincoln; a hamlet in the parish Wooler, county Northumberland.
A well.
Origin English, Welsh, English, Jewish, Irish, Falkland, Maori

Rank 2,193 (2000 US census) 1,960 (1990 US census)
Count 15,220 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 90.48%, or 13771 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 5.69%, or 866 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.51%, or 78 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.4%, or 61 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.2%, or 183 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.73%, or 263 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

Russian middle names

As with many things that are 'Russian,' neither child nor his parents has much choice in picking the name. It is purely patronymic and generally predefined at the time when the child is born or even rather conceived. The name is derived from the child's father's first...

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