Bent Family History

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Bent Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land on which grew bent grass, rushes, or reeds (Middle English bent).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Brent, Kent, Best, Gent, Went, Dent, Belt, Benn, Bunt, Pont

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Bent Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bent name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bent. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Bent Family Origin

Where is the Bent family from?

Bent Family Occupations

What did your Bent ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, At School and Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bent. The most common Bent occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Bent's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bent family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • At School

  • Son

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bent ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bent Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Bent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bent census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Bent. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Bent. For the veterans among your Bent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bent Life Expectancy

What is the average Bent lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bent in 1945 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bent

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bent ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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