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Sleight Family History

Sleight Name Meaning
nickname from Middle English sleght, sleight, slyght ‘cunning’, ‘artfulness’.topographic name from Middle English sleyte ‘level field’ (Old Norse slétta) or from Middle English sleyte ‘sheep pasture’.

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

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24,470 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,657 Military Records
1,168 Immigration Records
17,427 Census and Voter Lists
35,880 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sleight Families

  • Number of Sleight families
     47 - 92
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sleight families
     127 - 252
     43 - 126
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sleight families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sleight census records

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Sleight Family Origin

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Sleight Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sleight

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Sleight Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sleight census records

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Sleight Civil War Service Records

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