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Slaight Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Slight .

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

Similar surnames: Waight, Slaght, Mcright, Sleigh, Bleigh, Searight, Slaugh, Sligh

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Where is the Slaight family from?

You can see how Slaight families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Slaight family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Slaight families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Slaight families living in London. This was about 90% of all the recorded Slaight's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Slaight families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Slaight surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Slaight ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Slaight. 100% of Slaight women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Slaight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slaight census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 138 immigration records available for the last name Slaight. 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 Cards

There are 406 military records available for the last name Slaight. For the veterans among your Slaight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Slaight lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Slaight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Slaight in 1962 was 74, and 63 in 2004.

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