Silkworth Family History

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Silkworth Name Meaning

Possibly an English habitational name from Silksworth in Tyne and Wear (formerly in County Durham), named in Old English with the personal name Sigelac + worð ‘enclosure’. However, the surname does not appear in present-day English records.

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

Similar surnames: Dilworth, Ditsworth, Walworth, Silkwood, Ainsworth, Hackworth

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Silkworth Family Origin

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Silkworth Family Occupations

What did your Silkworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silkworth. The most common Silkworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Silkworth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Silkworth family was Shoe Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Day Laborer

  • Shoe Maker


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

Silkworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Silkworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silkworth 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 89 immigration records available for the last name Silkworth. 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 336 military records available for the last name Silkworth. For the veterans among your Silkworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silkworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Silkworth lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Silkworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Silkworth in 1962 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silkworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silkworth 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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