Silk Family History
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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