Ghent Family History

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Ghent Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Ghent in Flanders. Compare Gent.

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

Similar surnames: Gent, Ghant, Gaunt, Glen, Dent, Gant, Bent, Great, Gest, Grant

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Ghent Family Origin

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Ghent Family Occupations

What did your Ghent ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Annuitant and Artist Landscape Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ghent. A less common occupation for the Ghent family was Book Keeper. The most common Ghent occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Ghent's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant

  • Artist Landscape Painter

  • Book Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ghent ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ghent Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ghent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ghent census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 749 immigration records available for the last name Ghent. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ghent. For the veterans among your Ghent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ghent Life Expectancy

What is the average Ghent lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ghent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ghent in 1955 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ghent

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ghent ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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