Kenton

Kenton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning “Coena’s settlement” or King’s settlement”- the second element of the name comes from Old English tun (settlement, farm, enclosure) while the first part of the name comes from an Old English given name, Coena or Cena, which may be derived from Old English cyne meaning “royal, kingly” derived from PIE *genh₁- (to produce, beget).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Kington (English)
  • Kingston (English)

 

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