Sarah Light

17 November 1797–18 September 1850 (Age 52)
Lebanon,Pa

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Light was born on 17 November 1797, her father, Martin Light, was 23 and her mother, Maria Barbara Orth, was 29. She died on 18 September 1850, at the age of 52.

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Sam'l Reis
Sarah Light
1797–1850

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Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht ‘light’ (not dark), ‘bright’, ‘cheerful’. 2. nickname for someone who was busy and active, from Middle English lyght, Old English līoht ‘light’ (not heavy), ‘nimble’, ‘quick’. The two words lēoht and līoht were originally distinct, but they were confused in English from an early period. 3. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite, Old English lȳt ‘little’, influenced by lyght as in 1 and 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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