Silveira Family History

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Silveira Name Meaning

Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from places called Silveira in Lugo and Pontevedra provinces or a topographic name from silveira ‘woodland’, a collective derivative of silva.

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

Similar surnames: Silva, Oliveira, Sequeira, Vieira, Silvestre, Saavedra, Figueira

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Silveira Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Silveira name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Silveira. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Silveira Family Origin

Where is the Silveira family from?

Silveira Family Occupations

What did your Silveira ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Silveira occupation in the USA was Boss Cooper. 33% of Silveira's were Boss Coopers. A less common occupation for the Silveira family was Servant. Boss Cooper and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Silveira.

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  • Boss Cooper

  • Laborer

  • Servant


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

Silveira Historical Records

What Silveira family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Silveira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silveira 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Silveira. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Silveira. For the veterans among your Silveira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silveira Life Expectancy

What is the average Silveira lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Silveira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Silveira in 1953 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silveira

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silveira 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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