Wightman Family History

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Wightman Name Meaning

from an unattested Old English personal name Wihtmann meaning ‘elf man’. variant of Wight, with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Wildman, Lightman, Titman, Brightman, Wiman, Weightman, Lichtman

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Wightman Family Origin

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Wightman Family Occupations

What did your Wightman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wightman family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wightman. The most common Wightman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wightman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Wightman Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Wightman ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Wightman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wightman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, Wightman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wightman in 1958 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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United States

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