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

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Going To School

    15%
  • Farmer Son

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wightman family was Carpenter. The most common Wightman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Wightman's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wightman.

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Wightman Historical Records

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Wightman Life Expectancy

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