Licht Family History

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Licht Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a chandler, from Middle High German lieht, Yiddish likht ‘candle’, ‘light’. In some instances the German name may have arisen as a nickname from the same word in the sense ‘light’, ‘shining’, and the Jewish name may have been ornamental. German: habitational name from places called Lichta or Lichte, both in Thuringia. Dutch: nickname for a slight man, from licht ‘light (in weight)’.

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

Similar surnames: Lucht, Hecht, Lichter, Wicht, Luecht, Recht, Leicht, List, Nacht

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Licht Family Origin

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Licht Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Licht. 16% of Licht men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Licht women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Licht were Proprietor and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife

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

Licht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Licht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Licht 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Licht. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Licht. For the veterans among your Licht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Licht Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Licht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Licht in 1954 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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