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Wight Family History

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

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

517,388 Historical Documents with Wight on Ancestry.com
82,493 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,314 Military Records
9,713 Immigration Records
69,799 Census and Voter Lists
347,069 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wight Families

  • Number of Wight families
     54 - 105
     19 - 53
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wight families
     130 - 257
     44 - 129
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wight families
     179 - 356
     60 - 178
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wight census records

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Wight Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Wight families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Wight Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Wight families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Wight

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Wight Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wight census records

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Wight Civil War Service Records

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