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Origins of the Lent surname

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About the Lents

We have a total number of 2473 records for people with the last name Lent.

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Where do most Lents live?

In 1921, most Lents lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Lents

How common is your surname?

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

We have 1,380 records for the Lent surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Lents most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Lent first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Lents

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

Common Female occupations for Lents in 1921


Straw Bonnet Maker


General Servant Domestic


Straw Hat Machinist




Common Male occupations for Lents in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Agricultural Labourer


Tin Plate Worker






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