Silwood Family History

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Silwood 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: Silkwood, Elwood, Linwood, Inwood, Bigwood, Millwood, Winwood, Alwood

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Silwood Family Origin

Where is the Silwood family from?

Silwood Family Occupations

What did your Silwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Silwood family was Bricklayers Laborer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silwood. The most common Silwood occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Silwood's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Bricklayers Laborer


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

Silwood Historical Records

What Silwood family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Silwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silwood 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 100 immigration records available for the last name Silwood. 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 90 military records available for the last name Silwood. For the veterans among your Silwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Silwood lifespan?

Between 1985 and 2002, in the United States, Silwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Silwood in 1985 was 62, and 64 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silwood 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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