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Type Surname (from occupation, from given name)
Pronounced Pron. Talent(British English)
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Other Forms FormsTallent, Talentd, Tallon

Meaning & History

English (of Norman origin) occupational name for a tailor or nickname for a good swordsman, from taillant ‘cutting’, present participle of Old French tailler ‘to cut’ (Late Latin taliare, from talea ‘(plant) cutting’).

English variant spelling of Tallent.

Irish, of English origin, recorded in Ireland from the 16th century; also a variant form of Tallon.
Added 7/3/2017 by anonymous
Edited 7/5/2017 by LMS