Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Lent Surname Origin
Some names were given from the festivals and seasons of the year in which they were born, as Noel, Holiday, Pascal, Lent, &c.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Lent Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Lent family history than the origin of your surname:
A Lent Family History Thought:
'There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.' --Helen Keller