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Silver Family History

Silver Surname Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English silver(e) ‘silver’ for someone with silver-colored hair a rich man or a silversmith. English: habitational name from Monksilver in Somerset or one or more other places called with Old English seolfor ‘silver’ especially when referring to the appearance of a stream. Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Silber . Native American (Navajo): translation into English of a Navajo personal name based on the term béésh łigaii ‎‘silver’ used as a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith (see Peshlakai ). Compare Silversmith .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Silber, Seller, Pulver, Siller, Seiler, Filter, Sizer, Silvey, Hilder

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Where is the Silver family from?

You can see how Silver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Silver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 313 Silver families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Silver's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Silver families in 1891.
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What did your Silver ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Silver. 8% of Silver men worked as a Tailor and 73% of Silver women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silver were Master Tailor and Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Tailor
    8%
  • Cabinet Maker
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Master Tailor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Silver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silver census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Silver. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Silver. For the veterans among your Silver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Silver lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Silver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Silver in 1943 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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