Meaning and Origin of: Fenton
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : From the settlement of the town on the moor
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : habitational name from any of various places, in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’
- Irish : English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta (see Finnerty) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt (see Fee).
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein (see Funke).