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Lightner Family History

Lightner Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Leitner.Americanized spelling of German Lichtner, a habitational name from any of various places called Lichten or Lichtenau in southern Germany and Austria.

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

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Name Distribution of Lightner Families

  • Number of Lightner families
     124 - 245
     42 - 123
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lightner families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lightner last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lightner Family Origin

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Lightner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Lightner

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Lightner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lightner census records

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Lightner Civil War Service Records

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