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Golightly Name Meaning

English: nickname, perhaps for a messenger, from Middle English go(n) ‘to go’ (Old English gan) + lihtly ‘lightly’, ‘swiftly’ (Old English leoht(lic)). Scottish: altered form of a surname of uncertain origin, possibly an unidentified habitational name. The earliest known bearer is William Galithli, who witnessed a charter at the beginning of the 13th century. Henry Gellatly, an illegitimate son of William the Lion, of whom little or nothing is known, was the grandfather of Patric Galythly, one of the pretenders to the crown of Scotland in 1291. Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac an Ghallóglaigh ‘son of the galloglass’, Irish gallóglach. A galloglass was a mercenary retainer or auxiliary soldier (a compound of gall ‘foreigner’ (see Gall 1) + óglach ‘youth’, ‘warrior’). The name is also found pseudo-translated as English.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Light, Houghton, Knightly, Slight, Doughty, Keighley, Lightell, Bligh

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Golightly Family Origin

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Golightly Family Occupations

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In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Boiler Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Golightly. A less common occupation for the Golightly family was Coal Trimmer (Lab). The most common Golightly occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Golightly's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Boiler Smith

    2%
  • Coal Trimmer (Lab)

    2%

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Golightly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Golightly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Golightly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Golightly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Golightly. For the veterans among your Golightly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Golightly Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Golightly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Golightly in 1952 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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