Dent Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and West Yorkshire named Dent, possibly from a British hill name cognate with Old Irish dinn, dind ‘hill’. English and French: nickname from Old French dent ‘tooth’ (Latin dens, genitive dentis), bestowed on someone with some deficiency or peculiarity of the teeth, or of a gluttonous or avaricious nature.

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


Similar surnames: Dente, Gent, Pont, Kent, Denz, Dant, Bent, Denny, West, Denk

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Dent Family Origin

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Dent Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Going To School

    22%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • School

    7%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dent. The most common Dent occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Dent's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dent family was School.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Dent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dent in 1941 was 42, and 69 in 2004.

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