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This unusual and interesting name is English. It has two possible origins. The first and most likely being a locational surname from either of the places called "Dent" in West Yorkshire and Cumberland. The places are recorded in circa 1200 as "Denet" and "Dinet" respectively and are named from a British (pre Roman) hill name corresponding to the Old Irish word "dinn, dind", a hill and the Olde Norse "tindr", meaning "point, crag". The Yorkshire place is near Dent Crag, a hill of 2250ft., and the place in Cumberland is the name of a hill near Cleator.

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Looking for ancestors of Bridget Dent born about 1846 in Kilkenny County, Ireland. Married James Spencer and moved to Brooklyn, NY

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