Origins Available: Dutch, English, French
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.
Early Origins of the Jent family
Hampshire where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Jent family
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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.
Early Notables of the Jent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jent family to the New World and Oceana
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
Jent Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Jent (post 1700)
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