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Origins of the Kent surname

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About the Kents

We have a total number of 155109 records for people with the last name Kent.

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Alternative variations of the name Kent

Kent, Cant, Kennt, Kents, Cants

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Where do most Kents live?

In 1921, most Kents lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Kents

How common is your surname?

296th most common surname in the UK

We have 132,000 records for the Kent surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Kents most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Kents.

What are the most common Kent first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Kents

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

Common Female occupations for Kents in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Kents in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer




Farm Labourer


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