Silke Family History

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Silke Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Silk.

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


Similar surnames: Silkey, Wilke, Silk, Smilie, Solie, Milke, Siler, Stile, Dalke, Vile

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Silke Family Origin

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Silke Family Occupations

What did your Silke ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Messenger (retired) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Silke. 4% of Silke men worked as a Bank Messenger (retired) and 34% of Silke women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silke were Builder decorator and Bar General

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bank Messenger (retired)
    4%
  • Bank Stationery Office Clerk
    4%
  • Bath Attendant
    4%
  • Builder decorator
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Addrenograph Clerk
    3%
  • Bar General
    3%

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

Silke Historical Records

What Silke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Silke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Silke

Passenger List

There are 643 immigration records available for the last name Silke. 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 585 military records available for the last name Silke. For the veterans among your Silke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silke Life Expectancy

What is the average Silke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Silke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Silke in 1962 was 69, and 64 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silke 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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