Silvey Family History

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Silvey Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a metronymic from the female personal name Silvia. Possibly a variant spelling of French Silvy: from the personal name Silvy (Latin Silvius; compare Silvio).

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


Similar surnames: Selvey, Silvio, Iley, Tilley, Sibley, Cilley, Silvia, Silver, Sisney

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Silvey Family Origin

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Silvey Family Occupations

What did your Silvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Silvey. 20% of Silvey men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Silvey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silvey were Licensed Victualler and Unpaid Domestic Du

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Builders Labourer
    20%
  • French Polisher
    15%
  • Licensed Victualler
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Household Duties
    4%
  • House Duties
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
    2%

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

Silvey Historical Records

What Silvey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Silvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silvey 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 Silvey. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Silvey. For the veterans among your Silvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Silvey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Silvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Silvey in 1944 was 19, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silvey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silvey 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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