Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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Related and similar surnamesDasent
The Decent surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
DECENT. Probably from the becoming demeanour of the first owner of the surname. Daseut may be a corruption.