Silway Family History

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Silway Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Selway, Solway, Salway, Dilday, Slay, Kilday, Galway, Silas, Silvas

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Silway Family Origin

Where is the Silway family from?

Silway Family Occupations

What did your Silway ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Silway occupation in the UK was Dairywoman. 100% of Silway's were Dairywomans.

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  • Dairywoman


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

Silway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89 census records available for the last name Silway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silway 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Silway. 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 6 military records available for the last name Silway. For the veterans among your Silway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silway Life Expectancy

What is the average Silway lifespan?

Between 1973 and 1985, in the United States, Silway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Silway in 1973 was 90, and 74 in 1985.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silway 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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