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Silliman Family History

Silliman Name Meaning
According to family tradition, this is an Americanization of an Italian name, Sillimandi; however, the latter is not identified as a family name in Italian sources. The form Sillivant suggests possible derivation from Irish Sullivan. pwh.

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

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11,836 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,303 Military Records
1,073 Immigration Records
12,457 Census and Voter Lists
63,221 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Silliman Families

  • Number of Silliman families
     48 - 93
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Silliman families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Silliman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Silliman Family Origin

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Silliman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Silliman

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Silliman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Silliman Civil War Service Records

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