Florent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Florent family

The surname Florent was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor.

The name is "a masculine personal name, Latin Florentius. The fame of Florentius, an Angevin saint, made the name popular among the Normans. " [1]

In England, Florence of Worcester (d. 1118), was an English "chronicler, a monk of Worcester, who is said by one of his continuators, who praises his skill and industry, to have died on 7 July 1118." [2]

Early History of the Florent family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Florent research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 172 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Florent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Florent Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Florence, Florance, Florange, Florenges, Florenge, Florens, Florans, Florent, Florenty and many more.

Early Notables of the Florent family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Florent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Florent migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Florent Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rosa Florent, aged 21, who immigrated to America, in 1902
  • William Florent, aged 27, who landed in America from Jumet, in 1902
  • Germaine Florent, aged 28, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • Marthe Florent, aged 16, who landed in America from Lens, France, in 1912
  • Juliette Florent, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Gleordge, France, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Florent migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Florent Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Guillaume Florent was recorded in Quebec in 1662

Contemporary Notables of the name Florent (post 1700) +

  • Guillaume Florent (b. 1973), French Olympic bronze medalist sailor at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Andrew Florent (1970-2016), Australian professional tennis player from Melbourne
  • John Florent (b. 1977), West Indian cricketer
  • Hélène Florent, Canadian Genie Award nominated film and television actress
  • Pierre Florent Brault (1939-2014), Canadian television composer
  • Florent Peyre (b. 1980), French comedian, known for his work on the comedy show On n'demande qu'à en rire
  • Florent Chaigneau (b. 1984), French footballer who plays as a goalkeeper
  • Florent Maree (b. 1980), French male artistic gymnast at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Florent Amodio (b. 1990), French figure skater, the 2011 European champion, a four-time French national champion
  • Florent Dimitri Payet (b. 1987), French international footballer


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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