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Gent, Van Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Gentleman, Sentman, Fenton, Denton, Henton, Kenton, Ventura, Hetman

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There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gent, Van. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gent, Van census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gent, Van. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gent, Van. For the veterans among your Gent, Van ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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