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

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Artist Landscape Painter

    4%
  • Book Keeper

    4%

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

Source: Census data for Ghent | Data not to scale

Ghent Historical Records

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Ghent Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ghent

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