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Bent Family History

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

485,357 Historical Documents with Bent on Ancestry.com
110,394 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,386 Military Records
9,923 Immigration Records
68,095 Census and Voter Lists
287,559 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bent Families

  • Number of Bent families
     101 - 200
     34 - 100
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bent families
     393 - 784
     132 - 392
     1 - 131
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bent families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bent census records

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Bent Family Origin

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Bent Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bent

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Bent Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bent census records

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Bent Civil War Service Records

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