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Slight Name Meaning

nickname from northern Middle English sleght, slyght ‘smooth’, ‘sleek’, ‘slender’, ‘slim’ (probably of Old Norse origin). nickname from Middle English sleghth ‘craft’, ‘cunning’, ‘dexterity’, ‘adroitness’ (Old Norse sl?gð, a derivative of sl?gr ‘sly’).

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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Slight Family Origin

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Slight Family Occupations

What did your Slight ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Joiner

    3%

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

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Slight Historical Records

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Slight Life Expectancy

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