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since 1880
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Coined by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings, 1954–55, from Old English ent (“giant”), from Proto-Germanic *antiz.

  1. (fantasy) A fictional large talking tree.

Possibly from empty, through assimilation of the "m" to the following "t"

    ent was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Ladin, Old English, and Old Saxon

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ent

    His military service ended in 1917. Uzal was born on March 3rd, 1900. He breathed his last breath on March 5th, 1948.


    George was born on November 6th, 1604 in Sandwich, Kent. He died on October 13th, 1689.


    Bas Ent is a soccer player for the FC Lisse, FC Volendam, VV Katwijk, Dayton Dutch Lions, and Netherlands national football team. Bas was born on September 28th, 1987 in Zaanstad.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ent U.S.
      White 95.14% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.53% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ent

    People with the last name Ent are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Ent

    • How Popular is the name Ent? As a last name Ent was the 52,970th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Ent first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ent is Thursday, October 10th, 1940.
    • How unique is the name Ent? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ent. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Ent: Your name in reverse order is Tne. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Net. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ent? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 391 people with the last name Ent.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ent? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ent as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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