Early Origins of the Van Gent family
The surname Van Gent was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Van Gent family
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Van Gent Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gent, Gente, Gents, Gentt, Gentte, Gentts, Geent, Gennt, Genntt, Genttes, Geents, Gennts and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Gent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Gent family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Gent who arrived in Maryland in 1739; Abraham Gent who settled in New York City in 1820; and Alfred Gent who arrived in Texas in 1882.