Light (surname)

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Light is a surname of English language.


Coming from Middle English, there are several possible meanings. From the Middle English lyght it means a happy, cheerful person. The Old English leoht could be a person who is ‘bright’ or ‘cheerful’.

The two forms of light - leoht and lioht had distinct meanings, but became mixed over time. The Middle English word lite, coming from Old English l¯t ‘little’, also became lyght.[1]


Light may refer to:

Fictional People

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  1. ^ "Light Family History". Retrieved 9 November 2016.