Silverthorn Family History

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Silverthorn Name Meaning

English (mainly Bristol and Gwent): of uncertain origin, apparently a habitational name from some lost or unidentified place deriving its name from Old English seolfor ‘silver’ + þorn ‘thorn bush’.

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

Similar surnames: Yelverton, Silverstone, Silverwood, Wolverton, Leverton, Palmerton

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Silverthorn Family Origin

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Silverthorn Family Occupations

What did your Silverthorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Silverthorn family was Brewers Drayman. The most common Silverthorn occupation in the UK was Dairyman. 10% of Silverthorn's were Dairymans. Dairyman, Boot Maker and Boot Manufacturer Employing 117 Hands were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silverthorn.

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  • Dairyman

  • Boot Maker

  • Boot Manufacturer Employing 117 Hands

  • Brewers Drayman


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

Silverthorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Silverthorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silverthorn 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 708 immigration records available for the last name Silverthorn. 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 Silverthorn. For the veterans among your Silverthorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silverthorn Life Expectancy

What is the average Silverthorn lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Silverthorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Silverthorn in 1954 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silverthorn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silverthorn 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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