Silbey Family History

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Silbey Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Silber, Silvey, Silkey, Sidney, Pilley, Gilboy, Sibley, Cilley

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Silbey Family Origin

Where is the Silbey family from?

Silbey Family Occupations

What did your Silbey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Silbey occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Labourer. 17% of Silbey's were Bricklayers Labourers. A less common occupation for the Silbey family was Needlewoman. Bricklayers Labourer, Cotton Weaver and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silbey.

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  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Laundress

  • Needlewoman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Silbey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Silbey Historical Records

What Silbey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 646 census records available for the last name Silbey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silbey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 150 immigration records available for the last name Silbey. 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 Card

There are 701 military records available for the last name Silbey. For the veterans among your Silbey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silbey Life Expectancy

What is the average Silbey lifespan?

Between 1965 and 1999, in the United States, Silbey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Silbey in 1965 was 56, and 74 in 1999.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silbey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silbey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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