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Desilva Family History

Desilva Name Meaning

variant spelling of Da Silva .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: De Silva, Silva, Da Silva, Delva, Deville, Sevilla, Silvia, Pesola

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Where is the Desilva family from?

You can see how Desilva families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desilva family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Desilva families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 22 Desilva families living in Lancashire. This was about 85% of all the recorded Desilva's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Desilva families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desilva surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desilva ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Desilva. 100% of Desilva women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Desilva. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Desilva. For the veterans among your Desilva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Desilva lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Desilva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Desilva in 1945 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

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