Lightbody Family History

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Lightbody Name Meaning

nickname for a cheerful person or a busy and active one, from Middle English lyght ‘light’ (see Light 1 and 2) + body ‘individual’. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite ‘little’ (see Light 3) + body ‘individual’.

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

Similar surnames: Light, Lightfoot, Golightly, Lichter, Lightman, Lighter, Highley

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Lightbody Family Origin

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Lightbody Family Occupations

What did your Lightbody ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lightbody occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Lightbody's were Farmers. Farmer, Coalminer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lightbody. A less common occupation for the Lightbody family was Ironstone Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Coalminer

  • Grocer

  • Ironstone Miner


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

Lightbody Historical Records

What Lightbody family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lightbody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lightbody 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lightbody. 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 Lightbody. For the veterans among your Lightbody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lightbody Life Expectancy

What is the average Lightbody lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lightbody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Lightbody in 1957 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lightbody

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lightbody 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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