William Fenton

Maleabout 1594–

Brief Life History of William

When William Fenton was born about 1594, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jacob Fenton, was 36 and his mother, Alicia Atkin, was 29. He had at least 1 daughter with Sarah Fenton.

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William Fenton
1594–
Sarah Fenton
1598–
Sara Fenton
1616–

Sources (2)

  • Willus Fenton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Willmi Fenton in entry for Sara Fenton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Children (1)

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and Nottinghamshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh, fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt (see Fee 1 and Finnerty ).

Scottish: habitational name from Fenton in East Lothian.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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