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Lents Family History

Lents Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of Lenz.

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

Similar surnames: Lentz, Letts, Lent, Lints, Lence, Metts, Slentz, Getts, Enis, Yeats

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Where is the Lents family from?

You can see how Lents families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lents family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lents families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Lents families living in Indiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Lents's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Lents families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lents surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lents ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lents. 28% of Lents men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Lents women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lents were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lents. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lents 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 285 immigration records available for the last name Lents. 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 Lents. For the veterans among your Lents ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lents lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lents life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lents in 1957 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

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