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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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Confectioner

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slight. The most common Slight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Slight's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Slight family was Confectioner.

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Slight Historical Records

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Slight Life Expectancy

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