Sylvester Family History

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Sylvester Name Meaning

English and German: from a personal name (Latin Silvester, a derivative of silva ‘wood’). This was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great.

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


Similar surnames: Silvester, Sylvest, Ballester, Silvestro, Vester, Sylvestre, Lester

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Sylvester Family Origin

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Sylvester Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Lace Maker

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sylvester family was Lace Maker. The most common Sylvester occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Sylvester's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sylvester.

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Sylvester Historical Records

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Sylvester Life Expectancy

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