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Sergent Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Sargent . French: status or occupational name from Old French sergent serjant ‘servant’ (see Sargent ). Americanized form of Jewish (from Poland) Sierżant: artificial name meaning ‘sergeant’ (senior noncommissioned officer in the Polish infantry).

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

Similar surnames: Sargent, Surgent, Sergeant, Serene, Largent, Bergen, Sargeant, Seger

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Where is the Sergent family from?

You can see how Sergent families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sergent family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sergent families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 22 Sergent families living in Quebec. This was about 41% of all the recorded Sergent's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Sergent families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sergent surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sergent ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sergent. 73% of Sergent men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Sergent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sergent census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sergent. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sergent. For the veterans among your Sergent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sergent lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sergent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sergent in 1945 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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