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