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Hent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Hent surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person with a mild temperment. The surname Hent is derived from the Old English word hendy, which means courteous, kind, and gentle. This word was also often used as a personal name. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.


Early Origins of the Hent family


The surname Hent was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Hent family


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Hent Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hent has been recorded under many different variations, including Hendy, Henday, Hendey, Hendley and others.

Early Notables of the Hent family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hent family to Ireland


Some of the Hent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hent family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hent or a variant listed above: Richard Hendy settled in Barbados in 1679.

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