Posted By:Chris Light
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Subject:Re: A few LIGHT questions.
Post Date:January 02, 2002 at 17:46:00
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/light/messages/1232.html
Forum:Light Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/light/

There are six basic variations on the spelling of Light with a few newer variations:

Leicht (German - in Germany becoming Licht in the US)
Leight (English - appears to originate from Light)
Licht (German - Mostly in the U.S. from Leicht)
Light (English with two sources - newer variation Lyght)
Lite (unverified nationality from the above versions)
Lyte (English - dates to 1250 and is source for Light &
Lite)

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Chris