Light Family History
Light Name Meaning
English: from Middle English liht ‘light active’ (Old English lēoht). English: topographic name from Middle English liht leht ‘light’ (Old English lēoht) used for a ‘light place clearing glade’. English: nickname from Middle English lit ‘little’ (Old English lȳt). Compare Little . Americanized form (translation into English) of German Licht and probably also of some cognates from other languages.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022