Silverwood Family History

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Silverwood Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): apparently a habitational name, perhaps from Silver Wood in Ravenfield, West Yorkshire (although that is not recorded until 1764). The place name may refer to a wood of silver birches.

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

Similar surnames: Sherwood, Silkwood, Silverthorn, Fleetwood, Calderwood, Silverstone

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Silverwood Family Origin

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Silverwood Family Occupations

What did your Silverwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Silverwood occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Silverwood's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Silverwood family was Stone Mason. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silverwood.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Stone Mason


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

Silverwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Silverwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silverwood 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 979 immigration records available for the last name Silverwood. 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 930 military records available for the last name Silverwood. For the veterans among your Silverwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silverwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Silverwood lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Silverwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Silverwood in 1958 was 62, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silverwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silverwood 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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