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Sargent Family History

Sargent Name Meaning
English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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313,630 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
34,705 Military Records
31,035 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Sargent Families

  • Number of Sargent families
     361 - 719
     121 - 360
     1 - 120
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sargent families
     420 - 838
     141 - 419
     1 - 140
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sargent families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sargent Family Origin

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Sargent Immigration Information

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Sargent Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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