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Wightman Family History

Wightman Name Meaning
from an unattested Old English personal name Wihtmann meaning ‘elf man’.variant of Wight, with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.

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

375,688 Historical Documents with Wightman on Ancestry.com
69,076 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,578 Military Records
6,955 Immigration Records
54,421 Census and Voter Lists
238,658 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wightman Families

  • Number of Wightman families
     59 - 116
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wightman families
     103 - 204
     35 - 102
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wightman families
     85 - 168
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wightman census records

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Wightman 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 Wightman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Wightman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Wightman

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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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Wightman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wightman census records

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Wightman Civil War Service Records

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