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Silk Family History

Silk Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’.English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Silkin (see Sill).Irish (Galway): Anglicized form (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Síoda (see Sheedy).Americanized form (translation) of German and Jewish Seide or Seid.

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

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58,743 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,942 Military Records
6,622 Immigration Records
49,006 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Silk Families

  • Number of Silk families
     48 - 94
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Silk families
     141 - 279
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Silk families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Silk census records

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Silk Family Origin

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Silk Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Silk families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Silk

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Silk Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Silk census records

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Silk Civil War Service Records

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