Sightner Family History

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Sightner Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Lightner, Sightler, Lighter, Signer, Sittner, Feightner, Righter

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Sightner Family Origin

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Sightner Family Occupations

What did your Sightner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cemetry Promoter and Labor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sightner. 25% of Sightner men worked as a Cemetry Promoter and 34% of Sightner women worked as a Labor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sightner were Salesman and Proprietor

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Cemetry Promoter
  • Foreman
  • Proprietor Tourist Camp
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Labor
  • Mgs
  • Proprietor

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sightner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 204 census records available for the last name Sightner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sightner 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 3 immigration records available for the last name Sightner. 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 6 military records available for the last name Sightner. For the veterans among your Sightner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sightner Life Expectancy

What is the average Sightner lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sightner 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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