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Lent Early Origins



The surname Lent was first found in Buckingham where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Clemence de Lentone held lands.

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Lent Spelling Variations


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Lent Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lent family name include Lenton, Lent, Lentone and others.

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Lent Early History


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Lent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lent research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Lent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lent Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lent 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Lent surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Lent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Lent, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Lent Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Lent, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762

Lent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W M Lent, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Lent, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J A Lent, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Joseph Lent, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1866
  • Francis J Lent, who arrived in Arkansas in 1891

Lent Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Lent U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lent (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lent (post 1700)



  • Norman Frederick Lent Jr. (1931-2012), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate, 1963-70 (2nd District 1963-65, 6th District 1966, 7th District 1967-70)
  • James Lent (1782-1833), American politician, Representative from New York 1st District, 1829-33
  • Frank B. Lent, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 36th District, 1958
  • B. Frank Lent, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Ithaca, New York, 1916-21 (acting, 1916); Candidate for New York State Assembly from Tompkins County, 1928
  • Abraham F. Lent, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1911-12
  • Abraham Lent, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 6th District, 1866-67
  • Norman Frederick Lent (1931-2012), American Republican-Conservative member of the United States House of Representatives from New York

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Lent Historic Events


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Lent Historic Events




Flight 191

  • R E Lent, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Lent Family Crest Products


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Lent Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Lent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lent 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 1 February 2016 at 11:47.

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