Sleigh Family History

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Sleigh Name Meaning

English (Midlands): variant of Sly. Scottish: either of English origin, as in 1, or a habitational name from a place such as Sliach in Glengairn, Sleach in Strathdon, Slioch in Drumblade, Sleich in former Perthshire, or Slioch in former Ross-shire.

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

Similar surnames: Leigh, Sligh, Sleight, Slight, Slough, Leith, Raleigh, Sledge, Bligh

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Sleigh Family Origin

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Sleigh Family Occupations

What did your Sleigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sleigh family was Shoemaker. The most common Sleigh occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 3% of Sleigh's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sleigh.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Shoemaker


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

Sleigh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Sleigh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sleigh 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sleigh. 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 Sleigh. For the veterans among your Sleigh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sleigh Life Expectancy

What is the average Sleigh lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sleigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Sleigh in 1947 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sleigh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sleigh 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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