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Origin and Meaning of Dement

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb De*ment"
To deprive of reason; to make mad.

Etymology: L. dementare, fr. demens -mentis, out of one's mind, mad; de + mens mind. See Mental, and cf. Dementate

adjective De*ment"
Demented; dementate.

Etymology: L. demens - mentis


From Middle French dément, from Latin demens

  1. An insane person, or one afflicted with dementia

dement was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Dutch, German, and Latin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dement

Iris DeMent is a country music, folk music, alternative country, and gospel music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Iris was given the name Iris Luella DeMent on January 5th, 1961 in Paragould, Arkansas, U.S.


William C. Dement is a scientist. William was born on July 29th, 1928 in Wenatchee, Washington, United States.



George Dement was a restaurateur, innkeeper, and inn. George was born on January 23rd, 1922 in Louisiana, USA. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 2014.


John Dement was an illinois house of representatives. His military service ended in 1832. John was born on April 26th, 1804 in Gallatin, Tennessee. He left this life on January 16th, 1883.


Timothy Lee "Tim" Dement is a former police detective, amateur boxer at 1972 summer olympics, 1972 summer olympics, and amateur boxer at1972 summer olympics. Timothy was born as the child of George Dement on March 14th, 1955.


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Popularity of Dement as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dement U.S.
  White 92.96% 64.26%
  African American 1.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dement

People with the last name Dement are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dement

  • How Popular is the name Dement? As a last name Dement was the 7,595th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dement first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dement is Sunday, May 3rd, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Dement? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dement. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dement: Your name in reverse order is Tnemed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dtemne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dement? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,376 people with the last name Dement.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dement? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Dement as their last name.

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