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
School 760
Farmer 83
Private Means 58
Farm Labourer 57
Coal Miner Hewer 56
Dressmaker 46
Labourer 33
None 32
General Servant (domestic) 31
Cotton Weaver 31
Shop Assistant 30
General Labourer 28
At Home 26
Student 23
At School 23
Housekeeper 23
House Keeper 22
Domestic Servant 21
Clerk 20
House Painter 20
Assisting In Business 19
General Servant Domestic 15
Bricklayer 15
Butcher 14
Charwoman 13

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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