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Sleigh Family History

Sleigh Name Meaning

English: variant of Sly .

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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Where is the Sleigh family from?

You can see how Sleigh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sleigh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sleigh families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 162 Sleigh families living in Lancashire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Sleigh's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Sleigh families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sleigh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sleigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Plasterer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sleigh. 12% of Sleigh men worked as a Plasterer and 77% of Sleigh women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sleigh were General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Plasterer
    12%
  • Dairy Farmer
    12%
  • Brewery Labourer
    12%
  • General Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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