Lightell Family History

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Lightell Name Meaning

English (Durham): unexplained. Perhaps an Americanized form of German Lichtel, a habitational name from a place named Lichtel, recorded in 1224 as Lihental. This name occurs chiefly in LA.

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

Similar surnames: Rishell, Lighthall, Lightle, Lighter, Lindell, Bignell, Kidwell

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Lightell Family Origin

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Lightell Family Occupations

What did your Lightell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lightell family was Miners Widow (Coal). Agricultural Laborer and Gardener Dom Serv were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lightell. The most common Lightell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Laborer. 33% of Lightell's were Agricultural Laborers.

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  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Gardener Dom Serv

  • Miners Widow (Coal)


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

Lightell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lightell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lightell 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 136 immigration records available for the last name Lightell. 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 778 military records available for the last name Lightell. For the veterans among your Lightell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lightell Life Expectancy

What is the average Lightell lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Lightell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Lightell in 1951 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lightell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lightell 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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