Sleight Family History

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Sleight Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English sleght, sleight, slyght ‘cunning’, ‘artfulness’. topographic name from Middle English sleyte ‘level field’ (Old Norse slétta) or from Middle English sleyte ‘sheep pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Slight, Speight, Light, Sleigh, Knight, Sligh, Bright, Leigh, Hight

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Sleight Family Origin

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Sleight Family Occupations

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Fisherman

    3%
  • Fish Merchant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Sleight occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Sleight's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sleight family was Fish Merchant. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sleight.

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Sleight Historical Records

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Sleight Life Expectancy

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