Straight Family History

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Straight Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English stre?t ‘straight’, ‘upright’, presumably applied in either a literal or a figurative sense.

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


Similar surnames: Upright, Speight, Wright, Streit, Slight, Bright, Sleight, Strange

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Straight Family Origin

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Straight Family Occupations

What did your Straight ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Straight occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 12% of Straight's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Straight. A less common occupation for the Straight family was Bricklayer.

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  • Carpenter

    12%
  • Labourer

    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Bricklayer

    6%

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

Straight Historical Records

What Straight family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Straight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Straight census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Straight

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Straight. 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 Straight. For the veterans among your Straight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Straight Life Expectancy

What is the average Straight lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Straight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Straight in 1945 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Straight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Straight 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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