Dwight Family History

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Dwight Name Meaning

English: from Diot, a pet form of the female personal name Dye. Reaney also suggests that this may also be an altered form of Thwaite (see Thwaites).

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

Similar surnames: Bright, Knight, Wright, Haught, Doig, Wight, Daigh, Leigh, Swift

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Dwight Family Origin

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Dwight Family Occupations

What did your Dwight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dwight family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dwight. The most common Dwight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Dwight's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dwight ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dwight Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dwight. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dwight. For the veterans among your Dwight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dwight Life Expectancy

What is the average Dwight lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dwight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Dwight in 1943 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dwight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dwight ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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