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Silman Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire): variant of Selman .

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

Similar surnames: Sillman, Hilman, Milman, Sirman, Salman, Gilman, Sigman, Kilman

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Where is the Silman family from?

You can see how Silman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Silman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Silman families living in Virginia. This was about 27% of all the recorded Silman's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Silman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Silman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Silman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Silman. 21% of Silman men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Silman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silman were Proprietor and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Silman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silman 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 892 immigration records available for the last name Silman. 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 780 military records available for the last name Silman. For the veterans among your Silman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Silman lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Silman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Silman in 1960 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

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