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Slight Family History

Slight Name Meaning

English:: nickname from Middle English slight ‘smooth sleek slender’ (Old Norse sléttr). variant of Sleight .

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


Similar surnames: Sleight, Light, Sligh, Wright, Bright, Slaght, Speight, Knight, Bligh

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Where is the Slight family from?

You can see how Slight families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Slight family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Slight families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 152 Slight families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Slight's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Slight families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Slight surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Slight ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Slight. 24% of Slight men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Slight women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Slight were Postman and Domestic Servant. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Bricklayer
    16%
  • Market Gardener Heavy Worker
    16%
  • Postman
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
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What Slight family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Slight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slight 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 Slight. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Slight. For the veterans among your Slight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Slight lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Slight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Slight in 1954 was 53, and 30 in 2004.

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