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Siver Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Siever or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish siver ‘grey’.

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


Similar surnames: Sever, Seiver, Siler, Sivers, Shiver, Siever, Sivert, Niver, Skiver

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Where is the Siver family from?

You can see how Siver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Siver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Siver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Siver families living in New York. This was about 90% of all the recorded Siver's in USA. New York had the highest population of Siver families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Siver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Siver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Siver. 25% of Siver men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Siver women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Siver were Farming and Cashier. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Cashier
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Siver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Siver 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 307 immigration records available for the last name Siver. 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 835 military records available for the last name Siver. For the veterans among your Siver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Siver lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Siver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Siver in 1962 was 73, and 81 in 2004.

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