17,507 Fenton members around the world
Stay informed about Fenton Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
Fenton Family HistoryThis is an English locational name from the various villages so called in the counties of Lincolnshire, Northumbria, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire and Cumbria. All share the same derivation, which is from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "fen" meaning a marsh, and "tun", a fenced enclosure. This later developed into a homestead, then a hamlet of few houses, and later a village, town, or even a city. The surname of Fenton is ancient and in some cases it denoted the lord of the manor, as in Sir Thomas de Fenton of Staffordshire, recorded in the Heraldic Rolls of King Edward 111 (1327 - 1377)...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Fenton (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Fenton tribe
- Find your Fenton ancestor
- Tell us about your Fenton Family
- Tell us about your Fenton ancestors
- Ask a question about the Fenton history
- Leave a message for Fenton family members
Invite more Fenton family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Fenton tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest