Wight Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wiht, wight ‘nimble’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Light, Wright, Might, Wicht, Hight, High, Wigg, Weight, Slight

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Wight Family Origin

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Wight Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Shepherd

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wight family was Shepherd. Farmer, Annuitant and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wight. The most common Wight occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Wight's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Wight | Data not to scale

Wight Historical Records

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Wight Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Wight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Wight in 1948 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wight

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