Lightfoot Family History

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Lightfoot Name Meaning

English (chiefly northern England, especially Liverpool): nickname for a messenger or for a fast runner, from Middle English lyght ‘light’, ‘nimble’, ‘quick’ (Old English lioht) + fote ‘foot’.

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


Similar surnames: Light, Lightbody, Crofoot, Kerfoot, Lighthall, Linscott, Lipford

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Lightfoot Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lightfoot name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lightfoot. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Lightfoot Family Origin

Where is the Lightfoot family from?

Lightfoot Family Occupations

What did your Lightfoot ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lightfoot occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Lightfoot's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lightfoot family was Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lightfoot.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

Lightfoot Historical Records

What Lightfoot family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Lightfoot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lightfoot 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Lightfoot. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Lightfoot. For the veterans among your Lightfoot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lightfoot Life Expectancy

What is the average Lightfoot lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lightfoot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lightfoot in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lightfoot

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lightfoot 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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