Last name: SARGENT

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All you have to know about the last name SARGENT

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SARGENT : This last name is indexed 140,070 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SARGENT : English: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent.

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