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Silas Family History

Silas Surname Meaning

English: from the personal name Silas from Latin Silvanus (see Silvano ). Americanized form of Hungarian Szilas: from the old personal name Szilas or from a pet form of the personal names Szilveszter or Szilvánusz (see Sylvester Silvano ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Vilas, Milas, Miles, Giles, Silvas, Stas, Silk, Sias, Files, Silano

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Where is the Silas family from?

You can see how Silas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Silas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Silas families living in London. This was about 73% of all the recorded Silas's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Silas families in 1891.
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What did your Silas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Silas. 100% of Silas 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

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Silas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Silas. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Silas. For the veterans among your Silas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Silas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Silas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Silas in 1944 was 22, and 65 in 2004.

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