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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nugent

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  • A submission from Indiana, United States says the name Nugent means "New settlement" and is of Irish origin.

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Notable Persons Named Nugent

Nugent was born in 1896. He left this life in 1976.


Nugent Slaughter was a special effects designer. He was most active from 1927 to 1927. Nugent was born on March 17th, 1888 in Virginia, United States. He breathed his last breath on December 27th, 1968.



Nugent was born in 1881 in Akaroa. He left this life in 1970.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nugent

Ted Nugent is a hard rock and rock music musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Gibson Byrdland, Gibson Les Paul, PRS Guitars, Gibson ES-165, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1958. Ted was given the name Theodore Anthony Nugent on December 13th, 1948 in Redford, Michigan, U.S. Ted is also known as The Nuge, Motor City Madman, and Uncle Ted.


Jim Jefferies is an insult comedy, observational comedy, black comedy, and ribaldry comedian. Jim was given the name Geoffrey James Nugent on February 14th, 1977.


David Nugent is a soccer player for the Middlesbrough F.C., Liverpool F.C., Bury F.C., Preston North End F.C., Portsmouth F.C., Burnley F.C., Leicester City F.C., England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. David was born on May 2nd, 1985 in Huyton, England.



Mike Nugent is an american football player. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Mike was born on March 2nd, 1982 in Centerville, Ohio.


Her most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1968. Carol was given the name Carol Lou Nugent on July 7th, 1937 in Los Angeles.


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Popularity of Nugent as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nugent U.S.
  White 87.76% 64.26%
  African American 6.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nugent

People with the last name Nugent are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nugent

  • How Popular is the name Nugent? Nugent is the 69,928th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nugent was the 2,281st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nugent have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12 babies born with the first name Nugent in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nugent? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nugent first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nugent is Friday, August 31st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Nugent born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nugent was in 1896 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Random Nugent Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nugent is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Nugent: Your name in reverse order is Tnegun. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gennut. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nugent? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,977 people with the last name Nugent.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nugent? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Nugent as their last name.

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