Silvey Family History

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Silvey Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a metronymic from the female personal name Silvia. Possibly a variant spelling of French Silvy: from the personal name Silvy (Latin Silvius; compare Silvio).

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

Similar surnames: Selvey, Silvio, Iley, Tilley, Sibley, Cilley, Silvia, Silver, Sisney

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Silvey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Silvey name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Silvey Family Origin

Where is the Silvey family from?

Silvey Family Occupations

What did your Silvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silvey. A less common occupation for the Silvey family was Farming. The most common Silvey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Silvey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Silvey Historical Records

What Silvey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Silvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silvey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Silvey. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Silvey. For the veterans among your Silvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Silvey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Silvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Silvey in 1944 was 19, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silvey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silvey 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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