Lightman Family History

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Lightman Name Meaning

Jewish: Americanized form of Lichtman. English: nickname from Light (in any of its senses) + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Wightman, Lichtman, Leichtman, Highman, Lipman, Kligman, Gutman

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Lightman Family Origin

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Lightman Family Occupations

What did your Lightman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lightman occupation in the USA was Day Laborer. 25% of Lightman's were Day Laborers. Day Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lightman. A less common occupation for the Lightman family was Laborer.

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  • Day Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Lightman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lightman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lightman 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Lightman. 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 271 military records available for the last name Lightman. For the veterans among your Lightman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lightman Life Expectancy

What is the average Lightman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lightman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lightman in 1963 was 80, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lightman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lightman 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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