Dent Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Dent Name Meaning: Habitational name from places in Yorkshire named 'Dent'. From old French dent,meaning 'tooth'.Latin 'Dens',genitive 'Dentis'.

This may have indicated someone with an inadequacy or peculiarity of the teeth.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Dent Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Dent family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 160
Female Servant 127
Independent 94
Farmer 76
Male Servant 44
Labourer 30
Coal Miner 24
Tailor 19
Independant 17
Ag Labourer 17
Shoe Maker 16
Joiner 15
Carpenter 14
Weaver 13
Pupil 12
Lead Miner 12
Dress Maker 11
Cotton Weaver 10
Servant 10
Blacksmith 9
Fisherman 9
Grocer 9
Gardener 8
Porter 8
Collier 7

Dent Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Dent 100% 39,743
2 Dunt 75% 2,030
3 Dant 75% 1,140
4 Daunt 60% 456

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The surname Dent is the most popular version of all its varients

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