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The name Jent is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a noble or wellborn individual. The surname Jent originally derived from the Old English word Gente. Nicknames often described the time or season of the birth, baptism or conversion of the original bearer. In addition, numerous nicknames referred to various religious festivals, medieval name days, or the particular day of the week when feudal services were fulfilled.

Jent Early Origins



The surname Jent was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from early times.

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Jent Spelling Variations


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Jent Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jent have been found, including Gent, Ghent and others.

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Jent Early History


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Jent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jent research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1190 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Jent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jent Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Jent surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Jent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Jent, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • William Jent, who landed in Virginia in 1662

Jent Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Jent landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jent (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jent (post 1700)



  • Larry Jent, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1996, 2000, 2008 (alternate); Member of Montana State Senate 32nd District; Elected 2010

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Jent Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Jent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jent Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 10:07.

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