Silk Family History

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Silk Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’. English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Silkin (see Sill). Irish (Galway): Anglicized form (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Síoda (see Sheedy). Americanized form (translation) of German and Jewish Seide or Seid.

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

Similar surnames: Milk, Wilk, Bick, Salk, Sik, Mick, Sill, Sink, Sick, Hild

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Silk Family Origin

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Silk Family Occupations

What did your Silk 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 Silk. 8% of Silk men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Silk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silk were Plumber and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

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

Silk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Silk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silk 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Silk. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Silk. For the veterans among your Silk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silk Life Expectancy

What is the average Silk lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Silk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Silk in 1950 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silk 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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