Silvia Family History

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Silvia Name Meaning

Southern Italian and Portuguese: from the female personal name Silvia. According to classical legend, this was the name of the mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome. It was a very popular personal name among Christians throughout Europe, having been borne by the mother of Pope Gregory the Great, a saint in her own right.

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

Similar surnames: Silvio, Salvi, Salvia, Silva, Silvey, Milian, Salva, Milia, Cilia

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Silvia Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Silvia name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Silvia Family Origin

Where is the Silvia family from?

Silvia Family Occupations

What did your Silvia ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Silvia family was Farm Laborer. The most common Silvia occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Silvia's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silvia.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Farm Laborer


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

Silvia Historical Records

What Silvia family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Silvia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silvia 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Silvia. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Silvia. For the veterans among your Silvia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silvia Life Expectancy

What is the average Silvia lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Silvia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Silvia in 1945 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silvia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silvia 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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