It is not so surprising that there are are so many Kents in the world. There are supposedly 47 Kents scattered about. When the Romans invaded England in 43 AD more than 2,000 years ago, they encountered a tribe known as the Cantii. They were a Keltic group that lived in an area of southeast Britain that became Kent.
There are about 15 Kents in the US. There are actual towns named Kent in the states of Connecticut, Ohio, and New York, but the largest Kent is in the state of Washington. In the Seattle area, almost 100,000 people live there. There are smaller Kents in several states like Iowa, Indiana, and Minnesota. There are said to be 2 Kents in Alabama.
But this does not tell the entire story. There’s a Fort Kent in Maine. There’s a town in Delaware called Kent Acres. There’s a Kent Village in Maryland. In Michigan there’s a town named Kent City. Kentfield, California, is home to more than 6,000 people in Marin County. Most of these Kents are on maps like Kentfield is. It is sometimes called Kent nowadays.
There are at least 6 states that contain a county called Kent. In fact, the 2nd largest state Texas and the smallest state, Rhode Island, are 2 of them.
The name Kent has spread around the world. There are several small communities with this name in Australia. There’s a town named Kent in British Columbia, Canada, that is unincorporated. Naturally, there’s are 2 Kents in England.
There are reportedly many places called Kent in the world, but the USA has the most Kents.