Leight Family History

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Leight Name Meaning

Variant of German Leicht or English Light.

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


Similar surnames: Height, Weight, Light, Feicht, Leicht, Leighty, Sleight, Seright

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Leight Family Origin

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Leight Family Occupations

What did your Leight ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    8%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leight. The most common Leight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Leight's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leight family was Carpenter.

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Leight Historical Records

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Leight Life Expectancy

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