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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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Where is the Silkworth family from?

You can see how Silkworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silkworth family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Silkworth families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Silkworth families living in New York. This was about 90% of all the recorded Silkworth's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Silkworth families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Silkworth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Silkworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Silkworth. 32% of Silkworth men worked as a Salesman.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    32%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Proprietor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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