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Lightner Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Leitner. Americanized spelling of German Lichtner, a habitational name from any of various places called Lichten or Lichtenau in southern Germany and Austria.

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


Similar surnames: Lighter, Lindner, Lichter, Rittner, Righter, Lightle, Wittner

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Lightner Family Origin

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Lightner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lightner. A less common occupation for the Lightner family was Carpenter. The most common Lightner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Lightner's were Farmers.

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Lightner Historical Records

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Lightner Life Expectancy

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Famous Lightner Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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