Lent Family History

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Lent Name Meaning

Dutch (van Lent): habitational name from Lent in Elst, Gelderland, meaning a place where lime trees grew; or from a lost place, Leent. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Lenth.

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

Similar surnames: Gent, Lant, Lenz, Leno, Lena, Slentz, Lence, Dent, Belt, Bent

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Lent Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lent name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lent. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Lent Family Origin

Where is the Lent family from?

Lent Family Occupations

What did your Lent ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lent family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lent. The most common Lent occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Lent's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lent ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lent Historical Records

What Lent family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Lent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lent census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lent. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Lent. For the veterans among your Lent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lent Life Expectancy

What is the average Lent lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lent in 1955 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lent

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lent ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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