Lightsey Family History

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Lightsey Name Meaning

Probably an Americanization of German Leutze or Leitze, short forms of a Germanic personal name formed with liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’.

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

Similar surnames: Litsey, Lightner, Lightle, Lichter, Bichsel, Highley, Lightell

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Lightsey Family Origin

Where is the Lightsey family from?

Lightsey Family Occupations

What did your Lightsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lightsey family was Field Hand. The most common Lightsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Lightsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lightsey.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer

  • Field Hand


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

Lightsey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lightsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lightsey 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Lightsey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lightsey. For the veterans among your Lightsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lightsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Lightsey lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lightsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lightsey in 1950 was 33, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lightsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lightsey 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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