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Meaning and Origin of: Kenton

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : From the king's estate

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Devon, Greater London (formerly Middlesex), and Suffolk. All have as the second element Old English tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The first element of the place in Devon is a pre-English river name; the place in London is named with the Old English personal name Cēna; and the place in Suffolk is named either with Cēna or more probably with Old English cyne- ‘royal’.