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Brentons in Cornwall, UK

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Origin of Brenton name

Posted: 8 Jan 2000 6:40AM GMT
Edited: 16 Aug 2005 1:14PM GMT
So far I have not found a definitive/reliable explanation.

The most plausible is that it is derived from a noble man who had lands on the Devon/Cornwall border. There is a still a small hamlet by the name of Brenton in Devon.

Another suggestion is that it is a corruption of Breton, with the Brentons origionally coming from France - I have not got any proof of this in any research that has come my way - YET!

By the way are you able to connect your William Brenton back beyond 1600 and Hammersmith, London?
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stephanienonn... 2 Sep 2009 3:00AM GMT 
Paul Young, Liverpool UK 3 Jan 2000 5:07AM GMT 
valerie2510 8 Jan 2000 1:40PM GMT 
robertm_brent... 13 Jan 2000 5:55PM GMT 
lynroc327 3 Jun 2001 4:22PM GMT 
ChuckPatton36 19 Aug 2001 3:36PM GMT 
tscott102 25 Oct 2009 9:42AM GMT 
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