Wight Family History

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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

Where is the Wight family from?

Wight Family Occupations

What did your Wight ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Joiner

  • Shepherd


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

Wight Historical Records

What Wight family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Wight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wight 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Wight. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Wight. For the veterans among your Wight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wight Life Expectancy

What is the average Wight lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wight 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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