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Origins of the Brent surname

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About the Brents

We have a total number of 8531 records for people with the last name Brent.

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Where do most Brents live?

In 1921, most Brents lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Brents

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 6,810 records for the Brent surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Brents most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Brents.

What are the most common Brent first names?

  • George
  • William
  • Evelyn
  • Mary

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Brent family members

Common jobs for Brents

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Brents in 1921


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant


Private Means


Common Male occupations for Brents in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


General Labourer




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