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Avent Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): probably from a reduced form of the Anglo-Norman French personal name or nickname Avenant ‘suitable’ or ‘handsome’.

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


Similar surnames: Vent, Aven, Ament, Avery, Vint, Raven, Evert, Agent, Evett, Argent

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Where is the Avent family from?

You can see how Avent families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Avent family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Avent families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Avent families living in North Carolina. This was about 30% of all the recorded Avent's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Avent families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Avent surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Avent ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Avent. 24% of Avent men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Avent women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Avent were Salesman and Laundress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Labor
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Avent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avent 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 745 immigration records available for the last name Avent. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Avent. For the veterans among your Avent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Avent lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Avent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Avent in 1945 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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