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Largent Name Meaning

English (Suffolk, of Norman origin): nickname for someone with silvery hair, a variant of Argent, with the French definite article l(e). French: metonymic occupational name for a silversmith, from French argent ‘silver’.

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


Similar surnames: Argent, Sargent, Argento, Parent, Targett, Large, Carden, Sergent

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Where is the Largent family from?

You can see how Largent families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Largent family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Largent families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Largent families living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Largent's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Largent families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Largent surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Largent ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Largent. 22% of Largent men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Largent women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Largent were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 625 immigration records available for the last name Largent. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Largent. For the veterans among your Largent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Largent lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Largent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Largent in 1946 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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