Silvas Family History

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Silvas Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: topographic name from silvas, plural of silva ‘thicket’, ‘bramble’. See Silva. Hungarian (Szilvás): occupational name for a grower or seller of soft fruits, from szilva ‘plum’.

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


Similar surnames: Silva, Silas, Salas, Milas, Silver, Salvas, Vilas, Salva, Silvia

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Silvas Family Origin

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Silvas Family Occupations

What did your Silvas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Silvas. 45% of Silvas men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Silvas women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silvas were Day Laborer and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Day Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Maid
    12%

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

Silvas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Silvas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silvas 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 Silvas. 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 988 military records available for the last name Silvas. For the veterans among your Silvas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silvas Life Expectancy

What is the average Silvas lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Silvas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Silvas in 1943 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silvas

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