Last name: GENT

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GENT : This last name is indexed 171,239 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GENT : 1: English (northern) and French: nickname from Old French gent Middle English gent(e) ‘high born noble’ hence ‘noble of character or conduct courteous’ also ‘nice friendly’.2: English: habitational name from Ghent (Gent in Dutch) a city in Flanders Belgium. Compare Ghent.3: German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with gand ‘spell’ such as Gandolf.4: Dutch (Van Gent): habitational name for someone from the place Gent nowadays formally spelled Gendt near Nijmegen in the province of Gelderland or from Gent in Flanders Belgium.

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