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Argent Family History

Argent Name Meaning

English: from Old French argent ‘silver’, hence probably a nickname for someone with silver-gray hair, or possibly an occupational nickname for a silversmith or moneyer.

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


Similar surnames: Largent, Argento, Sargent, Parent, Targett, Gent, Brent, Avent

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Where is the Argent family from?

You can see how Argent families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Argent family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Argent families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Argent family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Argent's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Argent families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Argent surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Argent ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Argent. 22% of Argent men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Argent women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Argent were Miner and Teacher.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Common Labor
    14%
  • Miner
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Argent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Argent 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 Argent. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Argent. For the veterans among your Argent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Argent lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Argent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Argent in 1949 was 48, and 88 in 2004.

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