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

What did your Sleight ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sleight. 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.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Fish Merchant


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.

Sleight Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Sleight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sleight 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 Sleight. 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 Sleight. For the veterans among your Sleight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sleight Life Expectancy

What is the average Sleight lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sleight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sleight in 1944 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sleight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sleight 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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