Slaght Family History

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Slaght Name Meaning

Dutch: of uncertain origin, possibly from slagt ‘slaughtering (of animals)’, hence an occupational name for a slaughterer, or a derogatory nickname from a variant of sleght, slecht ‘bad’, ‘evil’, ‘wicked’

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


Similar surnames: Slight, Slager, Sleight, Licht, Slaight, Bligh, Sabot, Schacht, Slack

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Slaght Family Origin

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Slaght Family Occupations

What did your Slaght ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slaght. A less common occupation for the Slaght family was Laborer. The most common Slaght occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Slaght's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Slaght Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Slaght. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slaght 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Slaght. 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 Slaght. For the veterans among your Slaght ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slaght Life Expectancy

What is the average Slaght lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Slaght life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Slaght in 1954 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slaght

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slaght 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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