Spight Family History

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Spight Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Speight.

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


Similar surnames: Speight, Slight, Haught, Height, Dwight, Waight, Speights, Bright

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Spight Family Origin

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Spight Family Occupations

What did your Spight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Spight family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spight. The most common Spight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Spight's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Works On Farm

    14%
  • Carpenter

    10%

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

Spight Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Spight Life Expectancy

What is the average Spight lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Spight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Spight in 1953 was 44, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spight 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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