First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Torrent; rapid stream
- Old English: Dweller by the Trent
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of
any of the several rivers so called. The river name is of British
origin; it may be composed of the unattested elements tri
‘through’, ‘across’ + sant- ‘travel’, ‘journey’; alternatively
it may mean ‘traveler’ or ‘trespasser’, a reference to frequent
flooding. There is a village in Dorset of this name, on the river
Trent or Piddle, and the surname may therefore also be a habitational
name derived from this.
- Scottish: probably of the same
origin as 1, though in some cases it may be from a reduced form of
Tranent, a place in East Lothian.
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