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Speight Name Meaning

English (now chiefly Yorkshire): nickname from Middle English speght ‘woodpecker’, probably from an unrecorded Old English word akin to specan ‘to speak, talk, chatter’. Compare Speak.

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


Similar surnames: Sleight, Slight, Bright, Sprigg, Upright, Spight, Specht, Straight

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Speight Family Origin

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Speight Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Speight family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Speight. The most common Speight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Speight's were Farmers.

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Speight Historical Records

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Speight Life Expectancy

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