Sly Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): nickname for a cunning or crafty individual, from Middle English sligh ‘sly’ (earlier slegh, from Old Norse sl?gr).

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


Similar surnames: Bly, Say, Slay, Ely, Day, Bay, Hoy, Way, Slye, Fey

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Sly Family Origin

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Sly Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Bricklayer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sly. The most common Sly occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Sly's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sly family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Sly Historical Records

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Sly Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Sly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sly in 1945 was 23, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sly

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