Sillman Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Sillman Name Meaning

English: variant of Selman. German (Sillmann): possibly a variant of Sieler, or a topographic name for someone living on a ridge, from Low German süll, sill ‘sill’, ‘threshold’, ‘ramp’.

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

Similar surnames: Sellman, Billman, Zillman, Hillman, Pillman, Stillman, Spillman

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Sillman Family Origin

Where is the Sillman family from?

Sillman Family Occupations

What did your Sillman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Hewer Below Surface and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sillman. 50% of Sillman men worked as a Coal Hewer Below Surface and 79% of Sillman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sillman were Colliery Labourer (below) and Domestic Duties

View Census data for Sillman | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Hewer Below Surface
  • Colliery Labourer (below)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

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

Sillman Historical Records

What Sillman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sillman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sillman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Sillman

Passenger List

There are 693 immigration records available for the last name Sillman. 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.

View all Sillman immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sillman. For the veterans among your Sillman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Sillman military records

You've only scratched the surface of Sillman family history.

Sillman Life Expectancy

What is the average Sillman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sillman in 1944 was 59, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sillman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sillman 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.

Famous Sillman Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial