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Multiple Origins for the Surname Lenton


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Lenton Early Origins



The surname Lenton was first found in Buckingham where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Clemence de Lentone held lands.

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Lenton Spelling Variations


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Lenton Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Lenton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Lenton include: Lenton, Lent, Lentone and others.

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Lenton Early History


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Lenton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenton research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Lenton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lenton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lenton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lenton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Lenton or a variant listed above:

Lenton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anth Lenton, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • William Lenton, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Ann Lenton, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Lenton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Lenton, aged 40, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • William Lenton, aged 36, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Peggy Lenton, aged 36, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Rosean Lenton, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Thomas Lenton, aged 10, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lenton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lenton (post 1700)



  • John Lenton (1657-1719), English composer, violinist, and singer
  • Tim Lenton, English Professor in Earth System Science at the University of East Anglia
  • Lilian Ida Lenton (1891-1972), English dancer, suffragist, arsonist, and winner of a French Red Cross medal for her service as an Orderly in World War I
  • William Lenton, Australian rugby league player in the New South Wales Rugby League(NSWRL)
  • Alan Lenton, British computer game designer who is one of the pioneers of the massively multiplayer online game industry
  • Lisbeth Constance "Libby" Lenton (b. 1985), Australian member of the Women's Olympic swim team, an Athens gold medalist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Lenton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lenton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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