Silby Family History

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Silby 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: Wilby, Kilby, Selby, Milby, Filby, Bilby, Silsby, Hilby, Sully, Lilly

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Silby Family Origin

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Silby Family Occupations

What did your Silby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Silby. 50% of Silby men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Silby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silby were Incapacitated and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means

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

Silby Historical Records

What Silby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Silby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silby 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 482 immigration records available for the last name Silby. 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 374 military records available for the last name Silby. For the veterans among your Silby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silby Life Expectancy

What is the average Silby lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Silby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Silby in 1965 was 82, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silby 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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