History of your Surname
Get access to Slvey family records.Start a free trial

Slvey Family History

Slvey 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: Silvey, Sovey, Selvey, Alvey, Olvey, Sevey, Ley, Savel, Kley, Silver

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Slvey family from?

You can see how Slvey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Slvey family name was found in the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1891. The most Slvey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 2 Slvey families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Slvey's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Slvey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Slvey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Slvey ancestors do for a living?

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

What Slvey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 66 census records available for the last name Slvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slvey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Slvey

Passenger Lists

There are 3 immigration records available for the last name Slvey. 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.

View all Slvey immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2 military records available for the last name Slvey. For the veterans among your Slvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Slvey military records

You've only scratched the surface of Slvey family history

Discover More

What is the average Slvey lifespan?

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Slvey family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial