Gent Name Meaning

English and French: nickname, possibly sometimes applied ironically, from Middle English gente, Old French gent(il) ‘well born’, ‘noble’, ‘courteous’. Compare Gentle. German and English: habitational name for someone from Ghent in Flanders, French name Gand.

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


Similar surnames: Dent, Gant, Ghent, Best, Kent, Geng, Bent, Went, Genn, Great

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Gent Family Origin

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Gent Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Gent occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gent's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gent. A less common occupation for the Gent family was Farming.

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Gent Historical Records

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Gent Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Gent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gent in 1944 was 25, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gent

Famous Gent Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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