Silliman Family History

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Silliman Name Meaning

According to family tradition, this is an Americanization of an Italian name, Sillimandi; however, the latter is not identified as a family name in Italian sources. The form Sillivant suggests possible derivation from Irish Sullivan.

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

Similar surnames: Sullivan, Gillian, Suleiman, Sillman, Milligan, Hillian, Hallinan

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Silliman Family Origin

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Silliman Family Occupations

What did your Silliman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Silliman. 16% of Silliman men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Silliman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silliman were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk

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

Silliman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Silliman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silliman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Silliman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Silliman. For the veterans among your Silliman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silliman Life Expectancy

What is the average Silliman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Silliman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Silliman in 1948 was 73, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silliman 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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