Siler Family History

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Siler Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; a variant of Sieler and Siller. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Seiler.

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

Similar surnames: Saler, Sailer, Hiner, Filer, Seiler, Sitler, Wiler, Iler, Oiler

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Siler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Siler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Siler. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Siler Family Origin

Where is the Siler family from?

Siler Family Occupations

What did your Siler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Siler family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Siler. The most common Siler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Siler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Siler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Siler Historical Records

What Siler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Siler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Siler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Siler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Siler. For the veterans among your Siler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Siler Life Expectancy

What is the average Siler lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Siler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Siler in 1947 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Siler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Siler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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