Silas Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Silas, a vernacular form of Latin Silvanus (see Silvano). Hungarian (Szilas): from the old Hungarian personal name Szilas, or from a pet form of the ecclasiastical names Szilveszter or Szilvánusz (see Silvester, Silvano).

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


Similar surnames: Vilas, Milas, Miles, Giles, Silvas, Stas, Silk, Sias, Files, Silano

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Silas Family Origin

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Silas Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Silas family was Farming. The most common Silas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Silas's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silas.

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Silas Historical Records

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Silas Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Silas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Silas in 1944 was 22, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silas

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