Silk Family History
Silk Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone who made or sold silk from Middle English silk selk ‘silk’ (Old English seolc). English: from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Silkin a diminutive of Sil (see Sill ). Irish (Galway): in Ireland adopted for Gaelic Ó Síoda though never for Mac Síoda (see Sheedy ). Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Seide or Seid .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022