Brent Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a piece of ground that had been cleared by fire, from Middle English brend, past participle of brennen ‘to burn’. habitational name from any of the places in Devon and Somerset named Brent, probably from Old English brant ‘steep’, or from an old Celtic (British) word meaning ‘hill’, ‘high place’. byname or nickname for a criminal who had been branded; compare Henry Brendcheke (‘burned cheek’), recorded in Northumbria in 1279.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Trent, Brenn, Bent, Great, Bratt, Buren, Bream, Gent, Brett, Best

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Brent Family Origin

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Brent Family Occupations

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  • Carman

    3%
  • Dressmaker

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • General Dealer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Brent occupation in the UK was Carman. 3% of Brent's were Carmans. A less common occupation for the Brent family was General Dealer. Carman, Dressmaker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brent.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Brent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brent in 1947 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brent

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