Silkwood Family History

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Silkwood Name Meaning

Probably an English habitational name from a place so named, for example Silk Wood in Gloucestershire or Silkwood Top in Devon. However, the surname does not appear in present-day English records.

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


Similar surnames: Silkworth, Lockwood, Armwood, Ringwood, Elwood, Packwood, Kirkwood

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Silkwood Family Origin

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Silkwood Family Occupations

What did your Silkwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Silkwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 81% of Silkwood's were Farmers. Farmer, Bee Keeper and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silkwood. A less common occupation for the Silkwood family was Keeper Of A House.

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  • Farmer

    81%
  • Bee Keeper

    4%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeper Of A House

    4%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Silkwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Silkwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silkwood 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Silkwood. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Silkwood. For the veterans among your Silkwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silkwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Silkwood lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Silkwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Silkwood in 1956 was 67, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silkwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silkwood 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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