Leight Family History

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Leight Name Meaning

Variant of German Leicht or English Light.

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


Similar surnames: Height, Weight, Light, Feicht, Leicht, Leighty, Sleight, Seright

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Leight Family Origin

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Leight Family Occupations

What did your Leight ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Mine Labourer Surf and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Leight. 6% of Leight men worked as a Coal Mine Labourer Surf and 61% of Leight women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leight were Carpenter Heavy Worker and Biscuit Factory Worker Heavy Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Mine Labourer Surf
    6%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Call Up Army Reserve P e Royal Norfolk Rgt No
    3%
  • Carpenter Heavy Worker
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    61%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • General Domestic
    4%
  • Biscuit Factory Worker Heavy Worker
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Leight Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Leight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leight 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leight. 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 Leight. For the veterans among your Leight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leight Life Expectancy

What is the average Leight lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Leight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leight in 1957 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leight ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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