Light Name Meaning

nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English leoht ‘light’ (not dark), ‘bright’, ‘cheerful’. nickname for someone who was busy and active, from Middle English lyght, Old English lioht ‘light’ (not heavy), ‘nimble’, ‘quick’. The two words leoht and lioht were originally distinct, but they were confused in English from an early period. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite, Old English l¯t ‘little’, influenced by lyght as in 1 and 2.

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


Similar surnames: Slight, Knight, Wight, Licht, Bright, Leicht, Hight, High, Lucht

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Light Family Origin

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Light Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Mariner

    13%
  • Sailor

    13%
  • Carpenter

    10%

In 1881, Farmer, Mariner and Sailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Light. The most common Light occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Light's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Light family was Carpenter.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Light life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Light in 1941 was 68, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Light

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