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Subject: Re: meaning of the name
Author: Daividh   (guest, 209.209.148.170)
Date: September 10, 2002 at 6:49:04 PM
Reply to: meaning of the name by Kenton Lord
Kenton derives from an English placename. Take your pick of the following:

1) Town in Devon. Earliest reference "Chentone",1086 - "farmstead on the River Kenn".

2) Town in Greater London. Earliest reference "Keninton", 1232 - "estate associated with a man named Cena".

3) Town in Suffolk. Earliest reference "Chenetuna", 1086 - probably "royal manor", altho first element may refer to "a man named Cena". (History doesn't record whether the Chenetuna was packed in oil or spring water...)

Be well,

- Da.

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