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Nugent Surname Origin
Locality. From the town of Nogent, in the province of Champagne, France. The Nugents went from England into Ireland in the time of Henry II.
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.
Nugent Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Nugent family history than the origin of your surname:
A Nugent Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb