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Origins of the Speight surname

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About the Speights

We have a total number of 26213 records for people with the last name Speight.

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Where do most Speights live?

In 1921, most Speights lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Speights

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 24,100 records for the Speight surname. The oldest one dates back to 1486.

Who were Speights most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Speight first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Speights

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Speights in 1921
Dressmaker

81

Cotton Weaver

63

Worsted Weaver

57

Worsted Spinner

49

Weaver

42

Common Male occupations for Speights in 1921
Coal Miner

280

Coal Miner Hewer

102

General Labourer

57

Joiner

37

Tailor

31

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