Kent Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Kent Name Meaning: Derives from the English name 'Kenton' which is linked with the meaning 'boarder town'. May have also stemmed from the Scandinavian name for Kenneth or from an old Celtic name which means 'costal district'.

A surname given to people from the area of Kent or in a costal or boarder district/settlement.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Kent Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Kent family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 408
Female Servant 321
Independent 188
Farmer 123
Labourer 117
Male Servant 115
Shoe Maker 53
Ag Labourer 46
Carpenter 33
Dress Maker 32
Clerk 26
Baker 24
Bricklayer 24
Tailor 24
Mariner 23
Gardener 20
Grocer 17
Silk Weaver 17
Butcher 17
Apprentice 15
Pauper 15
Pupil 15
Publican 14
Laundress 14
Blacksmith 14

Kent Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Kent 100% 93,753
2 Knot 50% 955
3 Kint 75% 181
4 Kant 75% 174
5 Kunt 75% 156
6 Knat 50% 137

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

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