Sligh Family History

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Sligh Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname for a crafty person, from Middle English sligh ‘sly’ (from Old Norse sl?gr).

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

Similar surnames: Slight, Bligh, Sleigh, Light, High, Slimp, Smith, Haigh, Selig, Lish

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Sligh Family Origin

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Sligh Family Occupations

What did your Sligh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sligh family was General Lab.. The most common Sligh occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Sligh's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Cab Driver and Fisherman Salmon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sligh.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cab Driver

  • Fisherman Salmon

  • General Lab.


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

Sligh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sligh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sligh 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 421 immigration records available for the last name Sligh. 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 Sligh. For the veterans among your Sligh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sligh Life Expectancy

What is the average Sligh lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sligh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sligh in 1953 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sligh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sligh 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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