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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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Licht ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Licht. The most common Licht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Licht's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Licht family was Farming.

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Licht Historical Records

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Licht Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Licht

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