Kightlinger Family History

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Kightlinger Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Keitlinger, habitational name for someone from a place with some such name as Keitlingen. Keitlinghausen is the name of a place near Gütersloh in Westphalia, and may be the source.

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


Similar surnames: Kitzinger, Kitelinger, Killinger, Schlinger, Dillinger, Sidelinger

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Kightlinger Family Origin

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Kightlinger Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kightlinger family was Brick Mason. The most common Kightlinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Kightlinger's were Farmers. Farmer, Retired Farmer and Agent Insp. Salesman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kightlinger.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Retired Farmer

    10%
  • Agent Insp. Salesman

    5%
  • Brick Mason

    5%

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

Kightlinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kightlinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kightlinger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kightlinger. 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 Kightlinger. For the veterans among your Kightlinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kightlinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Kightlinger lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kightlinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kightlinger in 1958 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

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