Kight Family History

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Kight Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Keith.

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


Similar surnames: Nigh, Bright, Kish, Lighty, Kindt, Licht, Feight, Kiehn, Leight, Kihm

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Kight Family Origin

Where is the Kight family from?

Kight Family Occupations

What did your Kight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Kight's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kight. A less common occupation for the Kight family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Kight Historical Records

What Kight family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kight census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kight

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kight. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kight. For the veterans among your Kight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kight Life Expectancy

What is the average Kight lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Kight in 1952 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kight 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.

Famous Kight Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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