Sliva Family History

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Sliva Name Meaning

Czech (Slíva), Belorussian, and Ukrainian: occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, or nickname for a short, round person, from Czech and Belorussian slíva, Ukrainian slyva ‘plum’. In Czech it is also a nickname for a drunken man, from the idiom opilý jaho slíva ‘drunk as a plum’, the word slíva having been connected by folk etymology with slívat ‘to spill’.

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

Similar surnames: Slivka, Sliwa, Oliva, Sica, Spivak, Sliman, Livas, Leva, Olivo, Lia

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Sliva Family Origin

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Sliva Family Occupations

What did your Sliva ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sliva. 30% of Sliva men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Sliva women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sliva were Miner and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
  • Servant

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

Sliva Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sliva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sliva 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 868 immigration records available for the last name Sliva. 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 852 military records available for the last name Sliva. For the veterans among your Sliva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sliva Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sliva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Sliva in 1948 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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