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Straight Name Meaning

English (Essex): variant of Strait .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Upright, Speight, Wright, Streit, Slight, Bright, Sleight, Strange

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Where is the Straight family from?

You can see how Straight families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Straight family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Straight families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Straight families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Straight's in USA. New York had the highest population of Straight families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Straight surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Straight ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Straight. 20% of Straight men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Straight women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Straight were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Straight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Straight census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Straight. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Straight. For the veterans among your Straight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Straight lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Straight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Straight in 1945 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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