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Balent Family History

Balent Name Meaning

Catalan: variant of Valent, a nickname from Catalan valent ‘courageous’. Croatian: from a Croatian form of the Hungarian personal name Balint.

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


Similar surnames: Balint, Valent, Valenti, Balan, Bolen, Walen, Bales, Baert, Avent

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Where is the Balent family from?

You can see how Balent families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balent family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Balent families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Balent families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Balent's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Balent families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balent surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balent ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balent. 56% of Balent men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Balent women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balent were Farmer and Winder.

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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
    56%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    29%
  • Servant
    15%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Winder
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Balent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balent 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 400 immigration records available for the last name Balent. 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 337 military records available for the last name Balent. For the veterans among your Balent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balent lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Balent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Balent in 1956 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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