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old english (anglo-saxon)

Brent derives from “Brent”, an Old English place-name, given name and surname. The origin of this name is still today quite uncertain. The theories include: The place-name could derive from the Celtic word meaning "holy one" (if it refers to the river Brent), or "high place", literally "from a steep hill" (if it refers to the villages in Aomerset and Devon, England). The second hypothesis for the first element is "bent" from past tense and past participle of "bend" (not straight, turned or inclined in some direction).

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