Lighter Family History

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Lighter Name Meaning

English: nickname for the smaller of two men with the same forename, from the comparative of Light. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Leiter.

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

Similar surnames: Lichter, Righter, Lightner, Laughter, Liter, Lightle, Lightell, Light

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Lighter Family Origin

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Lighter Family Occupations

What did your Lighter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayer, Charcoal Heaver and Coachman & Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lighter. A less common occupation for the Lighter family was Coal Miners Deputy. The most common Lighter occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 17% of Lighter's were Bricklayers.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Charcoal Heaver

  • Coachman & Gardener

  • Coal Miners Deputy


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

Lighter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lighter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lighter 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 544 immigration records available for the last name Lighter. 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 Lighter. For the veterans among your Lighter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lighter Life Expectancy

What is the average Lighter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lighter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lighter in 1948 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lighter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lighter 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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