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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fenton

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Fenton

Fenton was born on September 23rd, 1935 in Greenwood, Mississippi. He left this life on November 25th, 1997.

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Sir Fenton John Aylmer Bt is a military person.

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Fenton was born on May 7th, 1888. He died on September 17th, 1958.

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Fenton Mole is a baseball player. Fenton was born on June 14th, 1925 in San Leandro, California.

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Fenton was born on May 20th, 1929.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fenton

George was given the name George Richard Ian Howe on October 19th, 1950 in London.

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Peter Fenton is a venture capital and venture capitalist. Peter was born in 1972.

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Elijah Blake is a contemporary r&b musician. He was most active from 2009 to present. Elijah was given the name Sean Fenton in Dominican Republic. Elijah is also known as Redd Stylez.

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Ace Fenton is a comics character.

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Simon Fenton is an actor. Simon was born on June 10th, 1976 in London.

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Leonard Fenton is an actor, television director, painting, director, and painter. Leonard was given the name Leonard Feinstein on April 29th, 1926 in London.

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How popular is the baby name Fenton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 5 0 5
1888 7 0 7
1894 5 0 5
1895 9 0 9
1897 5 0 5
1898 7 0 7
1900 5 0 5
1901 6 0 6
1902 5 0 5
1903 8 0 8
1904 7 0 7
1905 7 0 7
1906 10 0 10
1907 10 0 10
1908 7 0 7
1909 7 0 7
1910 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1912 16 0 16
1913 19 0 19
1914 23 0 23
1915 39 0 39
1916 26 0 26
1917 21 0 21
1918 34 0 34
1919 39 0 39
1920 34 0 34
1921 29 0 29
1922 40 0 40
1923 32 0 32
1924 34 0 34
1925 36 0 36
1926 40 0 40
1927 37 0 37
1928 25 0 25
1929 10 0 10
1930 20 0 20
1931 22 0 22
1932 22 0 22
1933 26 0 26
1934 27 0 27
1935 19 0 19
1936 17 0 17
1937 13 0 13
1938 14 0 14
1939 16 0 16
1940 21 0 21
1941 25 0 25
1942 17 0 17
1943 14 0 14
1944 19 0 19
1945 12 0 12
1946 15 0 15
1947 17 0 17
1948 17 0 17
1949 19 0 19
1950 19 0 19
1951 14 0 14
1952 10 0 10
1953 25 0 25
1954 18 0 18
1955 20 0 20
1956 15 0 15
1957 18 0 18
1958 29 0 29
1959 17 0 17
1960 22 0 22
1961 21 0 21
1962 19 0 19
1963 12 0 12
1964 15 0 15
1965 17 0 17
1966 11 0 11
1967 14 0 14
1968 12 0 12
1969 18 0 18
1970 14 0 14
1971 12 0 12
1972 11 0 11
1974 11 0 11
1975 8 0 8
1977 9 0 9
1978 7 0 7
1979 10 0 10
1980 10 0 10
1981 10 0 10
1982 12 0 12
1983 5 0 5
1984 10 0 10
1985 5 0 5
1986 7 0 7
1987 7 0 7
1988 5 0 5
1989 8 0 8
1990 10 0 10
1991 7 0 7
1992 6 0 6
1993 6 0 6
1995 6 0 6
1998 5 0 5
1999 6 0 6
2001 9 0 9
2002 9 0 9
2003 9 0 9
2004 8 0 8
2005 15 0 15
2006 17 0 17
2007 27 0 27
2008 21 0 21
2009 20 0 20
2010 16 0 16
2011 21 0 21
2012 35 0 35
2013 22 0 22
2014 16 0 16
2015 38 0 38
2016 32 0 32
2017 23 0 23

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Popularity of Fenton as a first name

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Popularity of Fenton as a last name

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Common last names for Fenton

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  • Moore
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fenton U.S.
  White 88.23% 64.26%
  African American 6.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fenton

People with the last name Fenton are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fenton

  • How Popular is the name Fenton? Fenton is the 6,954th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fenton was the 2,274th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fenton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,920 babies born with the first name Fenton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fenton to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fenton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Fenton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fenton is Sunday, September 14th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Fenton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fenton was in 1922 with a total of 40 babies.
  • Random Fenton Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fenton is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Fenton: Your name in reverse order is Notnef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nofnet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fenton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,017 people with the last name Fenton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fenton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Fenton as their last name.

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