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Slight Name Meaning

nickname from northern Middle English sleght, slyght ‘smooth’, ‘sleek’, ‘slender’, ‘slim’ (probably of Old Norse origin). nickname from Middle English sleghth ‘craft’, ‘cunning’, ‘dexterity’, ‘adroitness’ (Old Norse sl?gð, a derivative of sl?gr ‘sly’).

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


Similar surnames: Sleight, Light, Sligh, Wright, Bright, Slaght, Speight, Knight, Bligh

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Slight Family Origin

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Slight Family Occupations

What did your Slight ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Slight. 26% of Slight men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Slight women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Slight were Farm Laborer and Stitcher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Stitcher
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Slight Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Slight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slight 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Slight. 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 Slight. For the veterans among your Slight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slight Life Expectancy

What is the average Slight lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Slight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Slight in 1954 was 53, and 30 in 2004.

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