Leight Family History

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Leight Name Meaning

Variant of German Leicht or English Light.

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


Similar surnames: Height, Weight, Light, Feicht, Leicht, Leighty, Sleight, Seright

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Leight Family Origin

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Leight Family Occupations

What did your Leight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leight family was Carpenter. The most common Leight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Leight's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leight.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    8%

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

Leight Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Leight Life Expectancy

What is the average Leight lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Leight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Leight in 1957 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leight 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 Leight Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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