Trent Family History

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Trent Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of any of the several rivers so called. The river name is of British origin; it may be composed of the unattested elements tri ‘through’, ‘across’ + sant- ‘travel’, ‘journey’; alternatively it may mean ‘traveler’ or ‘trespasser’, a reference to frequent flooding. There is a village in Dorset of this name, on the river Trent or Piddle, and the surname may therefore also be a habitational name derived from this. Scottish: probably of the same origin as 1, though in some cases it may be from a reduced form of Tranent, a place in East Lothian.

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

Similar surnames: Brent, Street, Trento, Uren, Trant, Oren, Rentz, Dent, Wren, Krenz

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Trent Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Trent name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Trent. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Trent Family Origin

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Trent Family Occupations

What did your Trent ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Trent family was Farm Laborer. The most common Trent occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Trent's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trent.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Trent Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Trent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trent 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Trent. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Trent. For the veterans among your Trent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trent Life Expectancy

What is the average Trent lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Trent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Trent in 1944 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

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