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The LENT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,281 7190 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 2,244 2698 0.004 45
Change since 1880 +2037 -4492 -0.002 -29
Other Countries
Australia 18 56572 0.000 1
United Kingdom 176 17769 0.000 4
Top States for LENT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 909 2082 0.005 48
California 418 6708 0.001 12
Florida 299 6622 0.002 19
Pennsylvania 246 6293 0.002 20
Ohio 224 6221 0.002 20
Top States for LENT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 909 2082 0.005 48
New Hampshire 53 3417 0.004 43
Connecticut 125 3708 0.004 37
Oregon 115 3869 0.003 34
Idaho 40 4722 0.003 31


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LENT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LENT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LENT in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LENT by picking someone at random in New York than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LENT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LENT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LENT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LENT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 68 1.59
Mixed Race 44 1.03
Native American/Alaskan 42 0.98
Black/African American 38 0.89
Asian/Pacific 32 0.75
White (Caucasian) 4,057 94.77

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LENT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LENT in historical publications

LENT. From the season — like Easter, Pentecost, Christmas, &c.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Some names were given from the festivals and seasons of the year in which they were born, as Noel, Holiday, Pascal, Lent, &c.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to LENT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LENT.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LENT

The following words are slight variants of LENT that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.