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Sly Family History

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

220,355 Historical Documents with Sly on Ancestry.com
49,897 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,869 Military Records
2,943 Immigration Records
44,154 Census and Voter Lists
118,492 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sly Families

  • Number of Sly families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sly families
     144 - 286
     49 - 143
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sly families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sly census records

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Sly Family Origin

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Sly Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sly

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Sly Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sly census records

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Sly Civil War Service Records

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